A Great Ring of Pure and Endless Light: Selected Poems (2020)

A Great Ring of Pure and Endless Light: Selected Poems Henry Vaughan A Great Ring of Pure and Endless Light Selected Poems Henry Vaughan A Great Ring of Pure and Endless Light Selected Poems A cluster of the very best of Henry Vaughan s Metaphysical poems which are filled with a deep but dazzling darkness Lesser known V
  • Title: A Great Ring of Pure and Endless Light: Selected Poems
  • Author: Henry Vaughan
  • ISBN: 9781861711403
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback
A Great Ring of Pure and Endless Light: Selected Poems Henry Vaughan Henry Vaughan A Great Ring of Pure and Endless Light Selected Poems A cluster of the very best of Henry Vaughan s Metaphysical poems, which are filled with a deep, but dazzling darkness Lesser known Vaughan works, including some love poems, are collected here beside the famous pieces such as The Morning Watch , The World and The Night.Henry Vaughan is the MetaphyHenry Vaughan A Great Ring of Pure and Endless Light Selected Poems A cluster of the very best of Henry Vaughan s Metaphysical poems, which are filled with a deep, but dazzling darkness Lesser known Vaughan works, including some love poems, are collected here beside the famous pieces such as The Morning Watch , The World and The Night.Henry Vaughan is the Metaphysical poet from the Welsh borders he was born at Newton upon Usk, Breconshire, in 1621 He went up to Oxford, studied law in London, wrote some astounding religious poetry, and died in 1695.The dazzling night pervades Henry Vaughan s poetry It is a cosmic night, a night of regeneration Many of the Vaughan poems collected here pivot around an experience of the cosmic, religious night, from The World , with its famous, much anthologized opening lines I saw Eternity the other night Like a great Ring of pure and endless light It is a night of rebirth, the night as a dark womb, in which the world is reborn Cosmic rebirth is one of the major themes in Vaughan s poetry, and especially in his collection or series of sacred poems, Silex Scintillans.Henry Vaughan is one of the most radiant of British poets Like other Metaphysical poets poets such as George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, Andrew Marvell and John Donne , the deep darkness of the alchemical ferment in Vaughan s poetry is balanced by a radiance, a light shining out of the darkness It is a divine light, as found in the Mystical Theology of the influential Christian writer, Dionysius the Areopagite Dionysius Neoplatonic visions of divinity and the celestial hierarchies of angels influenced Dante Alighieri, among many others poets.Henry Vaughan s poetry moves from dark to light, with the seeds of one being always present in the other His nights, for all their darkness, also grow light Vaughan s poetry is about big themes, cosmic themes, religious themes, with titles such as The World , Regeneration , Peace , and The Retreat Vaughan is not shy of big themes, as some poets are He dives right in His openings are particular powerful, striking up a majestic tone immediately I saw Eternity the other nightLike a great Ring of pure and endless light The World Happy those early days when I Shined in my Angel infancy The Retreat My soul, there is a countryFar beyond the stars Peace They are all gone into the world of lightAnd I alone sit ling ring here They are all gone Through that pure Virgin shine,That sacred veil drawn o er the glorious noon The Night
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