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Selection from 'The Temple'

Selection from 'The Temple' by George Herbert
By: (1593-1633)

George Herbert's "Selection from' The Temple" is a profound and thought-provoking collection of poems that delve into themes of faith, love, and devotion. The language is rich and dense, filled with powerful imagery and deep metaphors that invite readers to contemplate the complexities of the human experience.

Herbert's poems are intimate and introspective, offering a glimpse into the inner workings of a deeply spiritual mind. His exploration of the relationship between humanity and divinity is both personal and universal, touching on the struggles and triumphs of the human soul in its quest for connection with something greater than itself.

What sets Herbert's work apart is his ability to blend the sacred and the secular, infusing his poetry with a sense of transcendent beauty that elevates the ordinary to the sublime. His writing is both accessible and deeply philosophical, striking a balance between the intellectual and the emotional.

Overall, "Selection from 'The Temple'" is a masterful collection of poems that showcases Herbert's talent for blending lyrical beauty with profound insight. It is a work that invites readers to ponder life's deepest questions and find solace in the mysteries of faith and love.

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George Herbert (April 3, 1593 – March 1, 1633) was a Welsh poet, orator and a priest. Throughout his life he wrote religious poems characterized by a precision of language, a metrical versatility, and an ingenious use of imagery or conceits that was favored by the metaphysical school of poets. He is best remembered as a writer of poems and hymns such as “Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life” and “The King of Love My Shepherd Is.”

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