by John Donne
I wonder by my troth, what thou, and I
Did, till we lov'd ? were we not wean'd till then ?
But suck'd on country pleasures, childishly ?
Or snorted we in the seven sleepers' den ?
T'was so ; But this, all pleasures fancies bee.
If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desir'd, and got, 'twas but a dream of thee.
And now good-morrow to our waking soules,
Which watch not one another out of fear ;
For love, all love of other sights controules,
And makes one little roome an every where.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let Maps to other, worlds on worlds have showne,
Let us possesse one world, each hath one, and is one.
My face in thine eye, thine in mine appeares,
And true plaine hearts doe in the faces rest,
Where can we finde two better hemispheares
Without sharpe North, without declining West ?
Whatever dyes, was not mixt equally ;
If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
Love so alike, that none doe slacken, none can die.