The Nativity of Christ;
A Vale of Tears;
The Burning Babe;
Theme: Religious poems;
Times Go by Turns;
Arrested, tortured and
Beatified in 1929.
Let folly praise that fancy loves, I praise
Though young, yet wise; though small,
and love that Child
Whose heart no thought, whose tongue
no word, whose hand no deed defiled.
yet strong; though man, yet God He is:
As wise, He knows; as strong, He can;
as God, He loves to bless.
I praise Him most, I love Him best, all
praise and love is His;
While Him I love, in Him I live, and
cannot live amiss.
His knowledge rules, His strength
defends, His love doth cherish all;
His birth our joy, His life our light, His
death our end of thrall.
Love's sweetest mark, laud's highest
theme, man's most desired light,
To love Him life, to leave Him death, to
live in Him delight.
Alas! He weeps, He sighs, He pants, yet
do His angels sing;
Out of His tears, His sighs and throbs,
doth bud a joyful spring.
He mine by gift, I His by debt, thus each
to other due;
First friend He was, best friend He is, all
times will try Him true.
Almighty Babe, whose tender arms can
force all foes to fly,
Correct my faults, protect my life,
direct me when I die!
Scottish poet, lyricist;
Celebrated in Scotland;
Pionner of the Romantic
Adapted folk songs;
559 poems and songs;
Spontaneity and sincerity;
Reference: John Steinbeck, novel Of Mice and Men
The poem is led by the main Romantic idea of
experiencing something through nature;
Idealization about this poem.
Some poems: A Red, Red Rose; A Man's A Man for A'
That; To a Louse; To a Mouse; The Battle of
Sherramuir; Tam o' Shanter, and Ae Fond Kiss.
He was born in Swansea – UK;
Gave up school – 17 years old;
Under Milk Wood (Radio
Reporter on Daily Post;
Do not go gentle into that
20 years old: won a prize;
“18 poems”, first book;
Influences: Celtic, Biblic and Prose: Portrait of the Artist
as young dog (1940).
A stranger has come
To share my room in the house not
right in the head,
A girl mad as birds
She has come possessed
Who admits the delusive light
through the bouncing wall,
Possessed by the skies
Bolting the night of the door with her
arm her plume.
Strait in the mazed bed
She deludes the heaven-proof house
with entering clouds
She sleeps in the narrow trough yet
she walks the dust
Yet raves at her will
On the madhouse boards worn thin
by my walking tears.
Yet she deludes with walking the
At large as the dead,
Or rides the imagined oceans of the
And taken by light in her arms at long
and dear last
I may without fail
Suffer the first vision that set fire to
Official page Robert Southwell: http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/southwell.htm. Access:
September, 20th, 2011. 15h32.
Poem “A Child my Choice”, Robert Southwell: A Sixteenth Century Anthology. Arthur Symons,
London: Blackie & Son, Ltd., 1905. 229-230.
Official page of Robert Burns: http://www.robertburns.org/. Access:September, 20th, 2011.
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Burns. Access: September, 20th, 2011. 16h35.
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dylan_Thomas. Access: September, 25th, 2011. 16h22.
Official page of Dylan Thomas: http://www.dylanthomas.com/. Access: September, 20th, 2011 ,
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/150. Acess: September, 20th, 2011 , 16h21.
Thomas Dylan’s picture: http://blogs.cornell.edu/eng2750/2010/08/28/dylan-thomas-thepoet-as-singer/ . Access: September, 20th, 2011. 17h48.
Poem Love in the Asylum: http://www.internal.org/Dylan_Thomas/Love_in_the_Asylum.
Access: September, 22th, 2011, 17h35.