by Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620)

Turne backe you wanton flyer
Language: English 
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.


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Researcher for this text: Linda Godry

This text was added to the website: 2006-05-02
Line count: 22
Word count: 110