John Donne

(24 January 1572 - 31 March 1631 / London, England)

Daybreak

Poem by John Donne

STAY, O sweet and do not rise!
The light that shines comes from thine eyes;
The day breaks not: it is my heart,
   Because that you and I must part.
   Stay! or else my joys will die
   And perish in their infancy.


Comments about Daybreak by John Donne

  • Gabriel SimpsonLaw (9/21/2007 11:16:00 AM)

    Probably the most beautiful poem I have ever read(Report)Reply

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  • Lize Powrie (1/9/2005 12:58:00 PM)

    STUNNING! so passionate(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003