METHOUGHT I saw my late espoused Saint
Brought to me like Alcestis from the grave,
Whom Joves great Son to her glad Husband gave,
Rescu’d from death by force though pale and faint.
Mine as whom washt from spot of child-bed taint,
Purification in the old Law did save,
And such, as yet once more I trust to have
Full sight of her in Heaven without restraint,
Came vested all in white, pure as her mind:
Her face was vail’d, yet to my fancied sight,
Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shin’d
So clear, as in no face with more delight.
But O as to embrace me she enclin’d
I wak’d, she fled, and day brought back my night.
More Poetry from John Milton:John Milton Poems based on Topics: Night, Love, Mind, Sense & Perception, Heaven, Good & Evil, Faces
- Paradise Lost : Book XII. (John Milton Poems)
- Paradise Lost : Book VIII. (John Milton Poems)
- Paradise Lost : Book VII. (John Milton Poems)
- Paradise Regain'd : Book I. (John Milton Poems)
- Paradise Regain'd : Book II. (John Milton Poems)
- Paradise Regain'd : Book III. (John Milton Poems)
Readers Who Like This Poem Also Like:Based on Topics: Love Poems, Night Poems, Mind Poems, Faces Poems, Heaven Poems, Sense & Perception Poems, Good & Evil Poems
Based on Keywords: taint, restraint, shin, espoused, washt, wak, rescu, vested, vail, purification, joves