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Poem by Philip Sidney
Sonnet 76. She Comes, And Straight Therewith
She comes, and straight therewith her shining twins do move Their rays to me, who in her tedious absence lay Benighted in cold woe; but now appears my day, The only light of joy, the only warmth of love. She comes with light and warmth, which like Aurora prove Of gentle force, so that mine eyes dare gladly play With such a rosy morn, whose beams most freshly gay Scorch not, but only do dark chilling sprites remove. But lo, while I do speak, it groweth noon with me, Her flamy glist'ring lights increase with time and place; My heart cries, Ah, it burns; mine eyes now dazzl'd be: No wind, no shade can cool, what help then in my case, But with short breath, long looks, staid feet and walking head, Pray that my sun go down with meeker beams to bed.
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