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On A Nun

Of two fair virgins, modest, though admired,
Heaven made us happy; and now, wretched sires,
Heaven for a nobler doom their worth desires,
And gazing upon either, both required.
Mine, while the torch of Hymen newly fired
Becomes extinguish'd, soon - too soon - expires:
But thine, within the closing grate re­tired,
Eternal captive, to her God aspires.
But thou at least from out the jealous door,
Which shuts between your never - meet­ing eyes,
May'st hear her sweet and pious voice once more:
I to the marble, where my daughter lies,
Rush, - the swoln flood of bitterness I pour,
And knock, and knock, and knock but none replies.

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Comments (4)

Very good. It made me feel like singing
Very emotional and sweet, Joah. This is a very good depiction of what it's like to fall in love. I especially like the question, 'What should I do? ' It captures the uncertainty perfectly.
I really enjoyed your poem. It really captures the feelings of caring for someone. IT was awesome just like you!
I love it Joah, I really like the lines 'How can I listen to my mind, Without beaking my heart? '. Talk to you at school love Ms.Brandy <3