Sir William Davenant

Here you will find the Poem Aubade of poet Sir William Davenant


THE lark now leaves his wat'ry nest, 
   And climbing shakes his dewy wings. 
He takes this window for the East, 
   And to implore your light he sings-- 
Awake, awake! the morn will never rise 
Till she can dress her beauty at your eyes. 

The merchant bows unto the seaman's star, 
   The ploughman from the sun his season takes, 
But still the lover wonders what they are 
   Who look for day before his mistress wakes. 
Awake, awake! break thro' your veils of lawn! 
Then draw your curtains, and begin the dawn!