A poem – Now winter Nights enlarge

I was feeling a bit down about winter and how it would be nice to have a boyfriend to cuddle as the nights draw in.  My friend Arnie then came up with this beautiful poem that fit with my mood perfectly.  I dont feel so alone in my thoughts now.  Thanks Arnie :o)

Now Winter Nights Enlarge
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by Thomas Campion (1617)
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Now winter nights enlarge
The number of their hours,
And clouds their storms discharge
Upon the airy towers.
Let now the chimneys blaze,
And cups o’erflow with wine;
Let well-tuned words amaze
With harmony divine.
Now yellow waxen lights
Shall wait on honey love,
While youthful revels, masques, and courtly sights
Sleep’s leaden spells remove.

This time doth well dispense
With lovers’ long discourse;
Much speech hath some defence,
Though beauty no remorse.
All do not all things well;
Some measures comely tread,
Some knotted riddles tell,
Some poems smoothly read.
The summer hath his joys
And winter his delights;
Though love and all his pleasures are but toys,
They shorten tedious nights.

 

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~ by tuscanystone on October 26, 2008.

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