Song ("Stay, O sweet, and do not rise")
1Stay, O sweet, and do not rise,
2The light that shines comes from thine eyes;
3The day breaks not, it is my heart,
4Because that you and I must part.
5 Stay, or else my joys will die,
6 And perish in their infancy.
Donne, John. The Elegies and the Songs and Sonnets of John Donne. Edited by Helen Gardner. London: Oxford University Press, 1965: 108.
RPO poem Editors:
Ian Lancashire, assisted by Ana Berdinskikh