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Poem by Edmund Waller


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While I listen to thy voice,
Chloris, I feel my life decay;
That powerful noise
Calls my flitting soul away.
Oh! suppress that magic sound,
Which destroys without a wound.

Peace, Chloris, peace! or singing die,
That together you and I
To heaven may go;
For all we know
Of what the blessed do above
Is, that they sing and that they love. 



Edmund Waller


Edmund Waller's other poems:
  1. On the Friendship Betwixt Two Ladies
  2. To a Lady Singing a Song of His Composing
  3. To the King
  4. Upon the Late Storm
  5. The Self Banished


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