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Those Emergency Blues: Favourite Poems LII

The execution of Sir Walter Raleigh. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Raleigh wrote this poem as he awaited execution, the victim of the wrath of a monarch and of some treacherous diplomatic expediency between England and Spain.

The Lie

Go, Soul, the body’s guest, Upon a thankless errand: Fear not to touch the . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: Favourite Poems LII