Aubade Poem by William Shakespeare


Rating: 3.2

HARK! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings,
   And Phoebus 'gins arise,
His steeds to water at those springs
   On chaliced flowers that lies;
And winking Mary-buds begin
   To ope their golden eyes:
With everything that pretty bin,
   My lady sweet, arise!
   Arise, arise!

David Zvekic 17 June 2005

Phoebus is Apollo the sungod. This poem describes the sunlight striking a pond or lake, flower buds opening. I'm not certain what the lark at heaven's gate refers to. But since birds sing in the morning, I suppose the lark at heaven's gate also does.

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Egal Bohen 28 February 2008

Marsh marigolds at sunrise spring From Stratford's marshes green Here Shakespeare beauty doth compare With larks that sweetness sing

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Fabrizio Frosini 30 March 2016

the word Aubade comes from French 'albade', that is the feminine form of the Latin word 'albus' (alba) = dawn, and it refers to a song or instrumental composition concerning daybreak. - [from Wikipedia: ] An aubade is a morning love song (as opposed to a serenade, which is in the evening) , or a song or poem about lovers separating at dawn. It has also been defined as ''a song or instrumental composition concerning, accompanying, or evoking daybreak''.

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Brian Jani 26 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out

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He steeds to water at those springs.....marvelous poem from the greatest of poets.

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Fantone Mdala 11 May 2019

A work of art this is. Thanks for sharing the piece

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Anonymous 02 February 2019

The poem was great thanks for sharing

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Sunil 08 July 2018

This prom is very short but this prom is very nice

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dat boi 28 May 2018

can somone explain this poem

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Tanishq 26 May 2018

This poem is so good

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