A forgotten poem about jealousy

Jealousy
She was forgotten for almost one hundred years, after she died. The English poetess Anne Kingsmill Finch wrote the poem "Jealousy."

She was forgotten for almost one hundred years, after she died. The English poetess Anne Kingsmill Finch wrote the poem Jealousy.

About the poetess

Although she was considered as a gifted poetess by no other than William Wordsworth, she was forgotten for nearly a century. Wordsword used her work in his essay Lyrical ballads.

Read more about the life of this poetess in her biography on our website.

About this poem

Since most of her work is forgotten,  it is time to show the beauty of her words. We do this, with the poem Jealousy.

We all know what jealousy can lead to. The words witten down by this poetess might contain Old-English, but the message is a timeless one.

Jealousy is causing a conflict between self and wishes. Realizing this jealousy is not always possible for anyone. Especially, when it comes to love – vain love as this poetess calls it. There is no escape, no retirement…

Jealousy

 

Jealousy

VAIN Love, why do’st thou boast of Wings,
That cannot help thee to retire!
When such quick Flames Suspicion brings,
As do the Heart about thee fire.
Still Swift to come, but when to go
Thou shou’d’st be more–Alas! how Slow.

Lord of the World must surely be
But thy bare Title at the most;
Since Jealousy is Lord of Thee,
And makes such Havock on thy Coast,

As do’s thy pleasant Land deface,
Yet binds thee faster to the Place.

Anne Kingsmill Finch

Your poems

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Jealousy
Article Name
Jealousy
Summary
Read the forgotten poem "Jealousy" written by Anne Kingsmill Finch.
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The Ministry of Poetic Affairs

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