The White Island, or, Place of the Blest

Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

In this world (the Isle of Dreams)
While we sit by sorrow's streams,
Tears and terrors are our theames,

But when once from hence we flie,
More and more approaching nigh
Unto young Eternitie,

In that whiter Island, where
Things are evermore sincere;
Candor here, and lustre there,

There no monstrous fancies shall
Out of hell an horrour call,
To create (or cause at all)

There in calm and cooling sleep
We our eyes shall never steep;
But eternal watch shall keep,

Pleasures such as shall pursue
Me immortaliz'd, and you;
And fresh joyes, as never too
                                    Have ending.

Ordained Servant Online, April 2011.

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