possibly by Thomas Bateson (c1570 - c1630)

Sister awake! Close not your eyes
Language: English 
Sister awake! Close not your eyes,
  The day her light discloses,
And the bright morning doth arise,
  Out of her bed of roses.

See the clear sun, the world's bright eye,
  In at our window peeping;
Lo! how he blusheth to espy
  Us idle wenches, sleeping!

Therefore awake! make Haste, I say,
  And let us, without staying,
All in our gowns of green so gay
  Into the park a-maying!

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Researcher for this text: Graham Musto

This text was added to the website: 2004-05-02
Line count: 12
Word count: 69