Life, By George Herbert

Life, By George Herbert

George Herbert’s poetry is among the finest religious verse in the English language. Centring on the Eucharist, it deals with the struggles of a man endeavouring to give himself up to God.

Herbert was also an early exponent of concrete poetry with poems such as The Altar and Easter-Wings.

William Cowper found great solace in these poems during his periods of depression. They were also read by Charles I whilst in prison.