Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AMORETTI: 8, by EDMUND SPENSER

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AMORETTI: 8, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: More than most fair, full of the living fire
Last Line: Well is he borne that may behold you ever.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Variant Title(s): "love In Absence;""more Then Most Faire, Full Of The Living Fire,"";
Subject(s): Beauty; Inspiration

More than most faire, full of the living fire
Kindled above unto the Maker neere:
No eies, but joyes, in which al powers conspire,
That to the world naught else be counted deare:
Thrugh your bright beams doth not the blinded guest
Shoot out his darts to base affections wound;
But angels come, to lead fraile mindes to rest
In chast desires, on heavenly beauty bound.
You frame my thoughts, and fashion me within,
You stop my toung, and teach my hart to speake,
You calme the storme that passion did begin,
Strong thrugh your cause, but by your vertue weak.
Dark is the world where your light shined never;
Well is he borne that may behold you ever.

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