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Poem by William Davenant


Aubade


THE lark now leaves his wat'ry nest,
   And climbing shakes his dewy wings.
He takes this window for the East,
   And to implore your light he sings--
Awake, awake! the morn will never rise
Till she can dress her beauty at your eyes.

The merchant bows unto the seaman's star,
   The ploughman from the sun his season takes,
But still the lover wonders what they are
   Who look for day before his mistress wakes.
Awake, awake! break thro' your veils of lawn!
Then draw your curtains, and begin the dawn! 



William Davenant

Poem Theme: Morning

William Davenant's other poems:
  1. For the Lady Olivia Porter; a Present upon a New-years Day
  2. The Christians Reply to the Phylosopher
  3. Life and Death
  4. Weep No More for What Is Past
  5. Ladies in Arms


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Shakespeare Aubade ("Hark! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings")
  • Madison Cawein Aubade ("Awake! the dawn is on the hills!")

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