[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

Read more poems by Ben Jonson: Ben Jonson Poems at Poetry X.

More poems by Ben JonsonBen Jonson | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments | Books by Ben JonsonBooks by Ben Jonson

The Hourglass

Ben Jonson

Do but consider this small dust
Here running in the glass,
By atoms moved;
Could you believe that this
The body was
Of one that loved?
And in his mistress' flame, playing like a fly,
Turned to cinders by her eye?
Yes; and in death, as life, unblessed,
To have't expressed,
Even ashes of lovers find no rest.

Added: 9 Mar 2003 | Last Read: 24 Apr 2018 5:11 PM | Viewed: 11322 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of The Hourglass by Ben Jonson, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...


URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/8123/ | Viewed on 24 April 2018.
Copyright ©2018 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.