Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 70, by PHILIP SIDNEY



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ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 70, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My muse may well grudge at my heavenly joy
Last Line: Wise silence is best music unto bliss.
Subject(s): Love; Stars


My muse may well grudge at my heavenly joy,
If still I force her in sad rhymes to creep;
She oft hath drunk my tears, now hopes to enjoy
Nectar of mirth, since I Jove's cup do keep.
Sonnets be not bound prentice to annoy;
Trebles sing high, as well as basses deep;
Grief but love's winter livery is; the boy
Hath cheeks to smile, as well as eyes to weep.
Come then my muse, show thou height of delight
In well raised notes; my pen the best it may
Shall paint out joy, though but in black and white.
Cease, eager muse; peace pen, for my sake stay;
I give you here my hand for truth of this:
Wise silence is best music unto bliss.





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