THE NIGHT-PIECE: TO JULIA
by: Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
POEMS BY ROBERT HERRICK
- ER eyes
the glow-worm lend thee,
- The shooting stars attend thee;
- And the elves also,
- Whose little eyes glow
- Like the sparks of fire, befriend thee.
- No Will-o'-the-wisp mislight thee,
- Nor snake or slow-worm bite thee;
- But on, on thy way
- Not making a stay,
- Since ghost there's none to affright thee.
- Let not the dark thee cumber:
- What though the moon does slumber?
- The stars of the night
- Will lend thee their light
- Like tapers clear without number.
- Then, Julia, let me woo thee,
- Thus, thus to come unto me;
- And when I shall meet
- Thy silv'ry feet,
- My soul I'll pour into thee.