You that think Love can convey No other way But through the eyes, into the heart, His fatal dart, Close up those casements, and but hear This siren sing; And on the wing Of her sweet voice, it shall appear That Love can enter at the ear. Then unveil your eyes; behold The curious mould Where that voice dwells, and as we know, When the cocks crow, And Sol is mounted on his way, We freely may Gaze on the day; So may you, when the music's done, Awake, and see the rising sun.
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- by Thomas Carew (1595? - 1639?), "Celia Singing II" [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Researcher for this text: Judith Cloud
This text was added to the website: 2011-06-23
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