A Song: When June is past, the fading rose

Original Text: 
Thomas Carew, Poems (J. D. for T. Walkley, 1640). STC 4620.
1Ask me no more where Jove bestows,
2When June is past, the fading rose;
5Ask me no more whither doth stray
6The golden atoms of the day;
7For in pure love heaven did prepare
8Those powders to enrich your hair.
9Ask me no more whither doth haste
10The nightingale when May is past;
12She winters and keeps warm her note.
13Ask me no more where those stars light
14That downwards fall in dead of night;
15For in your eyes they sit, and there,
16Fixed become as in their sphere.
17Ask me no more if east or west
18The phœnix builds her spicy nest;
19For unto you at last she flies,
20And in your fragrant bosom dies.


3] orient: radiant. Back to Line
4] causes: here the material cause of Aristotelian philosophy. Back to Line
11] dividing: making divisions, a division being a rapid melodic passage. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
3RP 1.217-18.