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A Sonnet of the Moon  (1608) 
by Charles Best
from Daviston's Poetical Rapsodie, 1608


A Sonnet of the MoonEdit

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Look how the pale queen of the silent night
Doth cause the ocean to attend upon her;
And he, as long as she is in his sight,
With his full tide is ready her to honor:
But when the silver wagon of the moon
Is mounted up so high he cannot follow,
The sea calls home his crystal waves to moan,
And with low ebb doth manifest his sorrow.
So you that are the sovereign of my heart
Have all my joys attending on your will;
My joys low-ebbing when you do depart,
When you return their tide my heart doth fill:
   So as you come and as you do depart,
   Joys ebb and flow within my tender heart.


This poem is in the public domain

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