by Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

Play, Phœbus, on thy lute;
Language: English 
Play, Phœbus, on thy lute;
And we will all sit mute,
By listening to thy lyre,
That sets all ears on fire.
Hark, hark, the god does play!
And as he leads the way
Through heaven the very spheres,
As men, turn all to ears.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-30
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Word count: 45