John Donne (1572-1631):
I Wonder by my troth, what thou, and I
Did till we lov’d ? were we not wean’d till then ?
But suck’d on countrey pleasures, childishly ?
Or snorted we in the seaven sleepers den ?
T’was so ; But this, all pleasures fancies bee
If ever any beauty I did see,
Wich I desir’d, and got, t’was but a dreame of thee.And now good morrow to our waking soules,
Wich watch not one another out of feare ;
For love, all love of other sights controules,
And makes one little roome, an every where
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let Maps to other, worlds on worlds have showne,
Let us possesse one world, each hath one, and is one.
My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
And true plain hearts doe in the faces rest,
Where can we finde two better hemisphaeres
Without sharp North, without declining West ?
What ever dyes, was not mixt equally ;
If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
Love so alike, that none doe slacken, none can die.
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