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MONNA INNOMINATA, A SONNET OF SONNETS: 3, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dream of you, to wake: would that I might
Last Line: Though there be nothing new beneath the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Sleep; Women - Heroes


I dream of you to wake: would that I might
Dream of you and not wake but slumber on;
Nor find with dreams the dear companion gone,
As summer ended summer birds take flight.
In happy dreams I hold you full in sight,
I blush again who waking look so wan;
Brighter than sunniest day that ever shone,
In happy dreams your smile makes day of night.
Thus only in a dream we are at one,
Thus only in a dream we give and take
The faith that maketh rich who take or give;
If thus to sleep is sweeter than to wake,
To die were surely sweeter than to live,
Though there be nothing new beneath the sun.







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