Thomas Bateson

(1570-1630 / England)

Sister, Awake! Close not Your Eyes


Sister, awake! close not your eyes,
The day her light discloses;
And the bright morning doth arise
Out of her bed of roses.

See the clear sun, the world's bright eye,
In at our window peeping;
Lo, how he blusheth to espy
Us idle wenches sleeping!

Therefore awake, make haste I say,
And let us without staying
All in our gowns of green so gay
Into the park a maying.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 09, 2001
Edited: Tuesday, May 08, 2001

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