"Song: Sweetest Love" Annotations

Detailed annotations of John Donnes "Song: Sweetest Love"

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7Sweetest love, I do not go, a
6 For weariness of thee, b
7Nor in hope the world can show a
6 A fitter love for me b
4But since that I c
6Must die at last, 'tis best d
6To use myself in jest d
6 Thus by feign'd deaths to die. c
Yesternight the sun went hence,
And yet is here today
He hath no desire nor sense,
Nor half so short a way:
Then fear not me,
But believe that I shall make
Speedier journeys, since I take
More wings and spurs than he.
O how feeble is man's power,
That if good fortune fall,
Cannot add another hour,
Nor a lost hour recall!
But come bad chance,
And we join to'it our strength,
And we teach it art and length,
Itself o'er us to'advance.
When thou sigh'st, thou sigh'st not wind,
But sigh'st my soul away
When thou weep'st, unkindly kind,
My life's blood doth decay.
It cannot be
That thou lov'st me, as thou say'st,
If in thine my life thou waste,
That art the best of me.
Let not thy divining heart
Forethink me any ill
Destiny may take thy part,
And may thy fears fulfil
But think that we
Are but turn'd aside to sleep
They who one another keep
Alive, ne'er parted be.


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