“Aubade” by William Shakespeare

HARK! hark! the lark at heaven’s gate sings,
And Phoebus ‘gins arise,
His steeds to water at those springs
On chaliced flowers that lies;
And winking Mary-buds begin
To ope their golden eyes:
With everything that pretty bin,
My lady sweet, arise!
Arise, arise!

Aubade is a song sung outdoors usually at dawn.This little piece is captivating.The imagery of Phebus and his steeds ,the steeds turning to water at those springs, chaliced flowers ,Mary-buds opening their golden eyes is simply amazing. More importantly,it is the music of the lines that makes the song so lovable.Song I call it because it reads like one .

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