George Herbert

Here you will find the Poem Sonnet (I) of poet George Herbert

Sonnet (I)

My God, where is that ancient heat towards thee, 
 Wherewith whole showls of Martyrs once did burn, 
 Besides their other flames? Doth Poetry 
Wear Venus livery? only serve her turn? 
Why are not Sonnets made of thee? and layes 
 Upon thine Altar burnt? Cannot thy love 
 Heighten a spirit to sound out thy praise 
As well as any she? Cannot thy Dove 
Out-strip their Cupid easily in flight? 
 Or, since thy wayes are deep, and still the fame, 
 Will not a verse run smooth that bears thy name! 
Why doth that fire, which by thy power and might 
 Each breast does feel, no braver fuel choose 
 Than that, which one day, Worms, may chance refuse?