English poet

Poems Comments

An Ode For Ben Jonson

Ah Ben!
Say how or when
Shall we, thy guests,
Meet at those lyric feasts,
Made at the Sun,
The Dog, the Triple Tun;
Where we such clusters had,
As made us nobly wild, not mad?
And yet each verse of thine
Out-did the meat, out-did the frolic wine.

My Ben!
Or come again,
Or send to us
Thy wit's great overplus;
But teach us yet
Wisely to husband it,
Lest we that talent spend;
And having once brought to an end
That precious stock,--the store
Of such a wit the world should have no more.



Poem topics: , ,

Rate this poem:

Add An Ode For Ben Jonson poem to your favorites

Add Poet Robert Herrick to your favorites

Popular Poets

William Dean Howells (1 poems)
Joseph Campbell (3 poems)
Lucy Larcom (2 poems)
Arthur Christopher Benson (1 poems)
William Larminie (1 poems)
Freeman E. Miller (72 poems)
Healer Brendah (0 poems)
Thomas Traherne (1 poems)
Lola Ridge (77 poems)
Alice Guerin Crist (0 poems)

Popular Poems

Epithalamium, by Hattie Howard
A Different Route, by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
A Year Song, by George MacDonald
Dickens In Camp, by Bret Harte
Crabbèd Age And Youth, by Anonymous
I'm the little "Heart's Ease", by Emily Dickinson
On A Grave In The Forest, by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
The Power Of Woman, by Friedrich Schiller
A Cry For Poland, by Joseph Skipsey
The New Wife And The Old, by John Greenleaf Whittier