Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | April 12, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Amoretti, Sonnet LXVIII

by Edmund Spenser (1552 – 1595).

 

Amoretti, Sonnet LXVIII (1595)

 

Most glorious Lord of life, that on this day,

Didst make thy triumph over death and sin:

And having harrowed hell, didst bring away

Captivity thence captive us to win:

This joyous day, dear Lord, with joy begin,                         5

And grant that we for whom thou didst die

Being with thy dear blood clean washed from sin,

May live for ever in felicity.

And that thy love we weighing worthily,

May likewise love thee for the same again:                      10

And for thy sake that all like dear didst buy,

With love may one another entertain.

So let us love, like as we ought,

Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.

 

Notes:

http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/spenser.htm

http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/spenser/biography.htm

 

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