Turne backe you wanton flyer, And answere my desire Wth mutuall greeting, Yet bende a little neerer, True beauty stil shines clerer In closer meeting, Harts with harts delighted Should strive to be united, Either others armes with armes enchayning, Harts with a thought, rosie lips With a kisse still entertaining. What harvest halfe so sweete is As still so reape the kisses Growne ripe in sowing, And straight to be receiver, Of that which thou art giver, Rich in bestowing. There's no strickt observing, Of times, or seasons changing, There is ever one fresh spring abiding, Then what we sow woth our lips Let us reape loves gaines deviding.
- by Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620) [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620), "Turne backe you wanton flyer", published 1601, from the collection A Booke of Ayres = A Book of Airs, no. 7. [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2006-05-02
Line count: 22
Word count: 110