Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SECRECY PROTESTED, by THOMAS CAREW

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First Line: Fear not (dear love) that I'll reveal
Last Line: The world will see thy picture there.
Subject(s): Love

Fear not, dear love, that I'll reveal
Those hours of pleasure we two steal;
No eye shall see, nor yet the sun
Descry, what thou and I have done.
No ear shall hear our love, but we
Silent as the night will be.
The God of Love himself (whose dart
Did first wound mine, and then thy heart)
Shall never know that we can tell
What sweets in stol'n embraces dwell.
This only means may find it out:
If when I die, physicians doubt
What caused my death, and, there to view
Of all their judgements which was true,
Rip up my heart. Oh then I fear
The world will see thy picture there.

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