Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE HOUR-GLASS, by BEN JONSON



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
THE HOUR-GLASS, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do but consider this small dust, here running in the glass
Last Line: Even ashes of lovers find no rest.
Variant Title(s): On A Lover's Dust, Made Sand For An Hour-glass
Subject(s): Hourglasses; Love; Time


Do but consider this small dust, here running in the glass,
By atoms moved.
Could you believe that this the body was
Of one that loved?
And in his mistress' flame playing like a fly,
Turned to cinders by her eye?
Yes, and in death as life unblest,
To have't expressed,
Even ashes of lovers find no rest.





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net