by Robert Herrick
MAKE me a heaven, and make me there
Many a less and greater sphere :
Make me the straight and oblique lines,
The motions, lations, and the signs.
Make me a chariot and a sun,
And let them through the zodiac run ;
Next place me zones and tropics there,
With all the seasons of the year.
Make me a sunset and a night,
And then present the morning's light
Cloth'd in her chamlets of delight.
To these make clouds to pour down rain,
With weather foul, then fair again.
And when, wise artist, that thou hast
With all that can be this heaven grac't,
Ah ! what is then this curious sky
But only my Corinna's eye ?
Lations, astral attractions.
Chamlets, i.e., camlets, stuffs made from camels' hair.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 56-57.
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