Poet. Born into a middle-class Welsh family, Vaughan is one of the best known of the British Metaphysical poets. The major poetry of Vaughan, all religious in nature, was published in 1650 and 1655 in the two parts of "Silex Scintillans" ("Sparkling Flint"). Some of the best poems in it are "The Morning Watch," "The Retreat," "Childhood," "The Dawning," and "Peace." (bio by: MC)
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There is in God (some say) / A deep but dazzling darkness, as men here / Say it is late and dusky because they / See not all clear; / O for that night where I in him / Might live invisible and dim. ~RIP~ -
AngelSeeker Added: Feb. 24, 2014
'TIS a sad Land, that in one day / Hath dull'd thee thus ; when death shall freeze / Thy blood to ice, and thou must stay / Tenant for years, and centuries ; / How wilt thou brook't ? - Henry Vaughan, "Death. A Dialogue". -
Eman Bonnici Added: May. 18, 2012