Samuel Daniel

Here you will find the Poem Delia: XXXI (1592 version): Look, Delia, how we 'steem the of poet Samuel Daniel

Delia: XXXI (1592 version): Look, Delia, how we 'steem the


 Look, Delia, how we 'steem the half-blown rose,
 The image of thy blush and summer's honour,
 Whilst in her tender green she doth enclose
 That pure sweet beauty time bestows upon her.
 No sooner spreads her glory in the air
 But straight her full-blown pride is in declining;
 She then is scorn'd that late adorn'd the fair:
 So clouds thy beauty after fairest shining.
 No April can revive thy wither'd flowers,
 Whose blooming grace adorns thy beauty now;
 Swift speedy time, feather'd with flying hours,
 Dissolves the beauty of the fairest brow.
 O let not then such riches waste in vain,
 But love whilst that thou mayst be lov'd again.