Poet John Bunyan

Poems Comments

Upon A Looking Glass

In this see thou thy beauty, hast thou any,
Or thy defects, should they be few or many.
Thou may'st, too, here thy spots and freckles see,
Hast thou but eyes, and what their numbers be.
But art thou blind? There is no looking-glass
Can show thee thy defects, thy spots, or face.


Unto this glass we may compare the Word,
For that to man advantage doth afford
(Has he a mind to know himself and state),
To see what will be his eternal fate.
But without eyes, alas! how can he see?
Many that seem to look here, blind men be.
This is the reason they so often read
Their judgment there, and do it nothing dread.

Poem topics: ,

Rate this poem:

Add Upon A Looking Glass poem to your favorites

Add Poet John Bunyan to your favorites

Popular Poets

Emily Jane Brontë (1 poems)
Kalid Diba (0 poems)
Edith Wharton (26 poems)
William Henry Drummond (2 poems)
Yehuda Amichai (2 poems)
Horatio Alger (1 poems)
Thomas D'Urfey (1 poems)
Richard Burton (3 poems)
Madison Cawein (3 poems)
Healer Kani (2 poems)

Popular Poems

To Mr. Vaughan, Silurist on His Poems, by Katherine Philips
Resurrection Song., by Thomas Lovell Beddoes
The Voices Of The Death Chamber, by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
Departure, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Dark Companion, by James Brunton Stephens
Ch 04 On The Advantages Of Silence Story 09, by Saadi Shirazi
The Cremona Violin: Part 04, by Amy Lowell
Blazing in Gold and quenching in Purple, by Emily Dickinson
Bells Beyond The Forest, by Henry Kendall
When I’m Among A Blaze Of Lights, by Siegfried Sassoon