My Light Thou Art

Lord John Wilmot 1647 (Ditchley, Oxfordshire) – 1680 (Woodstock, Oxfordshire)



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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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 07, 2023

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Scheme AAA BBB CCC
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 390
Words 81
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3

Lord John Wilmot

John Wilmot was an English poet and courtier of King Charles II's Restoration court. more…

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