General Editor: Marc R. Plamondon
Representative Poetry Online, edition 6.0, is a web anthology of 4,800 poems in English and French by over 700 poets spanning 1400 years. more about RPO
A heartwarming gift for you on this cold Valentine’s Day: “Phyllis Loves Kelly,” 60 years of collected love poems from poet Phyllis Gotlieb to her husband, Kelly...
1Because I oft in darke abstracted guise,
2Seeme most alone in greatest companie
3With dearth of words, or answers quite awrie,
5They deeme, and of their doome the rumour flies,
7So in my swelling breast that onely I
8Fawne on me selfe, and others do despise:
9Yet pride I thinke doth not my soule possesse,
10Which lookes too oft in his vnflattring glasse:
11But one worse fault Ambition I confesse,
13Vnseene, vnheard, while thought to highest place
14Bends all his powers, euen vnto Stellas grace.