Titian. Sacred and Profane Love, c1614. Galleria Borghese, Roma.
TO THE WATER NYMPHS DRINKING AT THE
by Robert Herrick
REACH, with your whiter hands, to me
Some crystal of the spring ;
And I about the cup shall see
Fresh lilies flourishing.
Or else, sweet nymphs, do you but this,
To th' glass your lips incline ;
And I shall see by that one kiss
The water turn'd to wine.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 232.
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