I MUST NOT GRIEVE MY LOVE
by: Samuel Daniel (1562-1619)
POEMS BY SAMUEL DANIEL
- MUST not grieve my Love, whose
eyes would read
- Lines of delight, whereon her youth might smile;
- Flowers have time before they come to seed,
- And she is young, and now must sport the while.
- And sport, Sweet Maid, in season of these years,
- And learn to gather flowers before they wither;
- And where the sweetest blossom first appears,
- Let Love and Youth conduct thy pleasures thither.
- Lighten forth smiles to clear the clouded air,
- And calm the tempest which my sighs do raise;
- Pity and smiles do best become the fair;
- Pity and smiles must only yield thee praise.
- Make me to say when all my griefs are gone,
- Happy the heart that sighed for such a one!