Hot Sun, Cool Fire

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's fire
  Inflame unstaid desire,
  Nor pierce any bright eye
  That wandereth lightly.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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George Peele

George Peele was an English translator, poet, and dramatist, who is most noted for his collaboration with William Shakespeare on the play Titus Andronicus. more…

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