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Poem by Robert Sidney

Sonnet 3. Beauties born of heavens, my souls delight

Beauties born of heavens, my souls delight,
The only cause which I care to see,
You in my heart let no dark sorrows be,
You from mine eyes banish all show of night:

With purest beams you lighten to my sight,
Of your divinesse in the majesty;
You in my heart from shrine of deity
Shine in all glory, by loves fairest light.

Blest be mine eyes, by whom my heart was brought
To vow to you, all my devotions;
Blest be my heart by whom mine eyes where taught
Only to joy in your perfections:

O only fair, to you I live and move;
You for yourself, myself for you I love.

Robert Sidney

Robert Sidney's other poems:
  1. Sonnet 12. Who gives himself, may ill his words deny
  2. Sonnet 8. If that her worth I could as well forget
  3. Sonnet 10. She whom I serve to write did not despise
  4. Sonnet 15. You that haue power to kil, haue will to saue
  5. Sonnet 6. When rest locks up the treasures of delight

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