aubade - Pronunciation: O-'bäd, Etymology: French, from Middle French, from Old Provençal aubada

A song or poem which laments the arrival of dawn separating two lovers and also a composition
suggestive of morning - It flourished in mediaeval France.

William Shakespeare

Aubade By: William Shakespeare  (1564-1616 / Warwickshire / England)

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!

Sir William Davenat

AUBADE  by: Sir William Davenant (1606-1668)

THE lark now leaves his wat'ry nest,
And climbing shakes his dewy wings.
He takes this window for the East,
And to implore your light he sings--
Awake, awake! the morn will never rise
Till she can dress her beauty at your eyes.

The merchant bows unto the seaman's star,
The ploughman from the sun his season takes;
But still the lover wonders what they are
Who look for day before his mistress wakes.
Awake, awake! break thro' your veils of lawn!
Then draw your curtains, and begin the dawn!


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