by Robert Herrick

I DREAMED we both were in a bed
Of roses, almost smothered :
The warmth and sweetness had me there
Made lovingly familiar ;
But that I heard thy sweet breath say,
Faults done by night will blush by day ;
I kissed thee, panting, and I call
Night to the record! that was all.
But, ah! if empty dreams so please,
Love, give me more such nights as these.
Tintoretto. Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan c1555
Tintoretto. Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan, c1555.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 22-23.

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