||My Light Thou Art
||Lord John Wilmot
|Lord John Wilmot (1647-1680) was an English Poet (England). Well know for his poetry,
John Wilmot, 2ND Earl Of Rochester, had a wide reputation for his bawdry, lewd and sometimes offensive poetry.
However, when read nowadays, they seem quite tame.
|My light thou art, without thy glorious sight
My eyes are darkened with eternal night;
My Love, thou art my way, my life, my light.
Thou art my way, I wander if thou fly;
Thou art my light, if hid, how blind am I!
Thou art my life, if thou withdraw'st I die.
Thou art my life; if thou but turn away,
My life's a thousand deaths. Thou art my way;
Without thee, Love, I travel not, but stray.
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