Beauty Bathing

By Anthony Munday


BEAUTY sat bathing by a spring,
         Where fairest shades did hide her;
The winds blew calm, the birds did sing,
         The cool streams ran beside her.
My wanton thoughts enticed mine eye
         To see what was forbidden:
But better memory said Fie;
         So vain desire was chidden--
         Hey nonny nonny O!
         Hey nonny nonny!

Into a slumber then I fell,
         And fond imagination
Seemed to see, but could not tell,
         Her feature or her fashion:
But ev'n as babes in dreams do smile,
         And sometimes fall a-weeping,
So I awaked as wise that while
         As when I fell a-sleeping.

DayPoems Poem No. 89
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