"Weep You No More, Sad Fountains"

By Anonymous Anonymous
Weep you no more, sad fountains;
   What need you flow so fast?
Look how the snowy mountains
   Heaven’s sun doth gently waste.
   But my sun’s heavenly eyes
       View not your weeping,
       That now lie sleeping
   Softly, now softly lies
            Sleeping.

Sleep is a reconciling,
   A rest that peace begets.
Doth not the sun rise smiling
   When fair at even he sets?
   Rest you then, rest, sad eyes,
       Melt not in weeping
       While she lies sleeping
Softly, now softly lies
            Sleeping.

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Subjects Love, Heartache & Loss, Realistic & Complicated

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SUBJECT Love, Heartache & Loss, Realistic & Complicated

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