After reading this selection of poems one feels that vaughan was a unique sort of christian more to the point one questions whether christianity was not the mere medium through which vaughan in tune with his age conveyed his mystical yearning and escapism which is the core of his poetry and his being. Henry vaughan was a welsh author physician and metaphysical poet vaughan and his twin brother the hermetic philosopher and alchemist thomas vaughan were the sons of thomas vaughan and his wife denise ne morgan of trenewydd newton in brecknockshire wales their grandfather william was the owner of tretower court. Henry vaughan nature poet and mystic henry vaughans early poetry in 1646 vaughan had a latin translation published in 1650 his first major volume of poetry silex scintillans the fiery flint or the flashing flint was published in 1651 olor iscanus the swan of usk followedthere were some prose translations mixed with the verse in this volume. The complete poems penguin classics henry vaughan alan rudrum on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers less worldly than donne or herbert to whyom he is indebted vaughan wrote poetry that is both mysterious and richly suggestive this volume collects all of his poetry. Henry vaughan a great ring of pure and endless light selected poems a cluster of the very best of henry vaughans metaphysical poems which are filled with a deep but dazzling darkness lesser known vaughan works including some love poems are collected here beside the famous pieces such as the morning watch the world and the night
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