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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume V. Nature.  1904.
 
II. Light: Day: Night
“Pack clouds away”
Thomas Heywood (c. 1570–1641)
 
PACK clouds away, and welcome day,
  With night we banish sorrow;
Sweet air, blow soft; mount, lark, aloft,
  To give my love good morrow.
Wings from the wind to please her mind,        5
  Notes from the lark I ’ll borrow:
Bird, prune thy wing; nightingale, sing,
  To give my love good morrow.
  To give my love good morrow,
  Notes from them all I ’ll borrow.        10
 
Wake from thy nest, robin redbreast,
  Sing, birds, in every furrow;
And from each hill let music shrill
  Give my fair love good morrow.
Blackbird and thrush in every bush,        15
  Stare, linnet, and cock-sparrow,
You petty elves, amongst yourselves,
  Sing my fair love good morrow.
  To give my love good morrow,
  Sing, birds, in every furrow.        20
 
 
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