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Poem of the Day > 178 - Care-charmer Sleep- Samuel Daniel

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message 1: by Lee (new)

Lee Care-charmer Sleep

by Samuel Daniel


CARE-CHARMER Sleep, son of the sable Night,
Brother to Death, in silent darkness born,
Relieve my languish, and restore the light ;
With dark forgetting of my care return.
And let the day be time enough to mourn
The shipwreck of my ill adventured youth :
Let waking eyes suffice to wail their scorn,
Without the torment of the night's untruth.
Cease, dreams, the images of day-desires,
To model forth the passions of the morrow ;
Never let rising Sun approve you liars
To add more grief to aggravate my sorrow :
Still let me sleep, embracing clouds in vain,
And never wake to feel the day's disdain.


message 2: by Lee (new)

Lee There seem to have been a lot of poems written on this theme - but this one appeals to me - it seems very heartfelt.


message 3: by Hilary (new)

Hilary | 2082 comments This seems full of despair to me. He just wants sleep to be an escape and a forgetting of his sorrows. I really like some of the lines especially

And let the day be time enough to mourn
The shipwreck of my ill adventured youth.


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