Rose-cheeked Laura, come

…from the quills of the dead white poets

 

 

Thomas Campion (1567 -1620)

Rose-cheeked Laura, come;

 Sing thou smoothly with thy beauty’s

 Silent music, either other

 Sweetly gracing.

 

 Lovely forms do flow

 From concent divinely framed;

 Heaven is music, and thy beauty’s

 Birth is heavenly.

 

 These dull notes we sing

 Discord need for helps to grace them,

 Only beauty purely loving

 Knows no discord,

 

 But moves delight,

 Like clear springs renewed by flowing,

 Ever perfect, ever in themselves

 eternal.

 

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