Text Box: 16th and 17th Centuries

Kabir (1440-1518), Indian Sufi/Hindu poet influenced Sikhism

Mirabai (Meera Bai, c.1498-c.1547), Indian Hindu poetess

Saint Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), Spanish Christian mystic

Saint John of the Cross (1542–1591), Italian Christian mystic

Angelus Silesius (Johann Scheffler) (1624–1677), German mystic poet

Tukaram (1608-1650), Indian/Marathi religious poet

Matsuo Basho (1664-1694), Japanese haiku Zen poet

Edmund Spenser (c.1552–1599), English poet

Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586), English poet

William Shakespeare (1564-1616), England’s National poet

John Donne (1572-1631), English “Metaphysical” poet

George Herbert (1593-1633), English/Welsh “Metaphysical” poet

Richard Crashaw (c. 1613-1649), English “Metaphysical” poet

Thomas Traherne (c.1636-1674), English “Metaphysical” poet

Andrew Marvell (1621–1678), English “Metaphysical” poet

Henry Vaughan (1622–1695), English “Metaphysical” poet

Abraham Cowley (1618–1667), English poet

John Milton (1608–1674), English poet

John Dryden (1631–1700), English poet of Augustan period

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Irish poet of Augustan period

Alexander Pope (1688-1744), English poet of Augustan period

John Gay (1685-1732), English poet of Augustan period

James Thomson (1700-1748), Scottish poet of Augustan period

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), English poet of Augustan period

Thomas Gray (1716-1771), English “Churchyard” poet

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Irish “Churchyard” poet

Thomas Warton (1728-1790), English “Churchyard” poet

Thomas Percy (1729-1811), English “Churchyard” poet

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