Poem of the day

Hot Sun, Cool Fire
by George Peele (1556-1596)

Hot sun, cool fire, tempered with sweet air,
Black shade, fair nurse, shadow my white hair.
Shine, sun; burn, fire; breathe, air, and ease me;
Black shade, fair nurse, shroud me and please me.
Shadow, my sweet nurse, keep me from burning;
Make not my glad cause cause of mourning.
         Let not my beauty‚Äôs fire
         Inflame unstaid desire,
         Nor pierce any bright eye
         That wandereth lightly.

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