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Delia XLV: Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night



XLV
Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night,
Brother to Death, in silent darkness born:
Relieve my languish, and restore the light,
With dark forgetting of my cares, return;
And let the day be time enough to mourn
The shipwreck of my ill-adventur'd youth:
Let waking eyes suffice to wail their scorn,
Without the torment of the night's untruth.
Cease dreams, th' imagery of our day-desires,
To model forth the passions of the morrow;
Never let rising sun approve you liars,
To add more grief to aggravate my sorrow.
Still let me sleep, embracing clouds in vain;
And never wake to feel the day's disdain.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme ABCBDCECEFGFGHH
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 638
Words 107
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 15

Samuel Daniel

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