Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, CLEOMENS, OR THE SPARTAN HERO: SONG, by JOHN DRYDEN



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First Line: No, no, poor suff'ring heart, no change endeavour
Last Line: Love has found out a way to live by dying.
Subject(s): Cupid; Eyes; Love; Singing & Singers; Eros; Songs


No, no, poor suff'ring Heart, no Change endeavour,
Choose to sustain the smart, rather than leave her;
My ravish'd Eyes behold such Charms about her,
I can dye with her, but not live without her
One tender Sigh of hers to see me Languish,
Will more than pay the price of my past Anguish:
Beware, O cruel Fair, how you smile on me,
'Twas a kind look of yours that has undone me.

2

Love has in store for me one happy Minute,
And She will end my pain who did begin it;
Then no day void of Bliss, or Pleasure leaving,
Ages shall slide away without perceiving:
Cupid shall guard the Door the more to please us,
And keep out Time and Death, when they would seize us:
Time and Death shall depart, and say in flying,
Love has found out a way to Live by Dying.





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