Sonnet 915 by John Edwards

Sonnet 915


“After John Donne's 'The Good-Morrow' ''


Just what before we met did we ever do?

Before the rising sun our eyes awoke

In ignorance of each others' fate

Must our hearts have merely slept?


Though the world seemed larger then than just we two

And of voyages foreign both East and West seemed necessitie

Chimeras of Love's quest in vain embraced

All dreams would end in rude awake

When the edge of every map I'd soundings make

Another terra incognita always did come into view


So now in your eyes alone is all the world's expanse I see

Worth more than jewelled mine or lustful emperie

'Cause with you there's no more discoverie

Just two souls in kindred harmony



By John Edwards


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