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.
Publication Notes: 
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
RPO Edition: 
2009
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