June 17, 2009

Break of Day

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--Description: 17th C, Donne, J., Love--


Tis true, 'tis day; what though it be?
O wilt thou therefore rise from me?
Why should we rise, because 'tis light?
Did we lie down, because 'twas night?
Love, which in spite of darkness brought us hither,
Should in despite of light keep us together.

Light hath no tongue, but is all eye;
If it could speak as well as spy,
This were the worst that it could say,
That being well, I fain would stay,
And that I loved my heart and honor so,
That I would not from him, that had them, go.

Must business thee from hence remove?
O, that's the worst disease of love.
The poor, the foul, the false, love can
Admit, but not the busied man.
He which hath business, and makes love, doth do
Such wrong, as when a married man doth woo.


John Donne

--Did You Know: 1572 – 31 March 1631) He was an English Jacobean poet, preacher and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially as compared to those of his contemporaries.

--Word of the Day: cosset \KOSS-it\, transitive verb:
1. To treat as a pet; to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.
2. A pet, especially a pet lamb.
(eg) Sumner's parents, for instance, were routinely attended by butlers, maids, coachmen and grooms while little Sumner and his sister, Emily, were pampered and cosseted from infancy by nurserymaids and governesses.
-Benjamin Welles, Sumner Welles: FDR's Global Strategist

--Quote of the Day: If you're bored with life -- you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things -- you don't have enough goals.
-Lou Holtz

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