TO HIS MISTRESS IN ABSENCE
by: Torquato Tasso (1544-1595)
- AR from thy dearest self, the
- Of all my aims,
- I waste in secret flames;
- And only live because I hope.
- O when will Fate restore
- The joys, in whose bright fire
- My expectation shall expire,
- That I may live because I hope no more!
This English translation of "To
His Mistress in Absence" was composed by Thomas Stanley