Archived Love Poems


Christopher Marlowe - The Face of Helen

Was this the face that launched a thousand ships,
...And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.

O, thou are fairer than the evening air
Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars;
Brighter art thou than flaming Jupiter
When he appeared to hapless Semele;
More lovely than the monarch of the sky
In wanton Arethusa's azured arms;
And none but thou shalt be my paramour.

.....from The Face of Helen (Dr. Faustus) by Christopher Marlowe (1564-93)

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