Leigh Hunt Poems

Leigh Hunt was an English poet and critic. He also wrote essays. He co-founded the publication The Examiner and edited magazines like The Reflector. One of his best-known works is ‘Story of Rimini.’ He published a collection of poems entitled Foliage in 1818. It was followed by Hero and Leander.

Abou Ben Adhem

by Leigh Hunt

While not as well known as some of his contemporaries, Leigh Hunt was an important figure of the Romantic Movement

Jenny Kiss’d Me

by Leigh Hunt

‘Jenny Kiss’d Me’ by Leigh Hunt is a powerful declaration of happiness in the face of the passage of time. A great deal of joy can be found in a single happy memory, the speaker suggests. 

Jenny kiss’d me when we met,

Jumping from the chair she sat in;

Time, you thief, who love to get

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The Glove and the Lions

by Leigh Hunt

‘The Glove and the Lions’ by Leigh Hunt describes the dangerous games of love played in the royal court of the king and the consequences of going too far. 

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