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William Browne (Уильям Броун)


A Welcome


WELCOME, welcome! do I sing,
Far more welcome than the spring;
He that parteth from you never
Shall enjoy a spring for ever.

He that to the voice is near
Breaking from your iv'ry pale,
Need not walk abroad to hear
The delightful nightingale.
Welcome, welcome, then...

He that looks still on your eyes,
Though the winter have begun
To benumb our arteries,
Shall not want the summer's sun.
Welcome, welcome, then...

He that still may see your cheeks,
Where all rareness still reposes,
Is a fool if e'er he seeks
Other lilies, other roses.
Welcome, welcome, then...

He to whom your soft lip yields,
And perceives your breath in kissing,
All the odours of the fields
Never, never shall be missing.
Welcome, welcome, then...

He that question would anew
What fair Eden was of old,
Let him rightly study you,
And a brief of that behold.
Welcome, welcome, then... 



William Browne's other poems:
  1. A Concert of Birds
  2. To England
  3. Behold, O God!
  4. May Day Customs
  5. Memory


Poems of another poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Henry Taylor (Генри Тейлор) A Welcome ("Once more we come with heart and hand")

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