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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Sister, Awake! Close Not Your Eyes by Thomas Bateson

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.

From: https://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poems/sister-awake-close-not-your-eyes

Date: 1604

By: Thomas Bateson (c1570-1630)