O Mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear! your true-love's coming
That can sing both high and low;
Trip no further, pretty sweeting,
Journeys end in lovers' meeting--
Every wise man's son doth know.
What is love? 'tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty,--
Then come kiss me, Sweet-and-twenty,
Youth's a stuff will not endure.
'To Take Upon Us the Mystery of Things'
By Martin Lings (Author), Ira B. Zinman (Editor)
A collection of previously unpublished lectures by the late Martin Lings, Shakespearean scholar and Sufi master. The main plays are seen in the light of universal and perennial metaphysics, psychology and eschatology, with many insights into the mystical and alchemical symbolism. The spiritual reach and meaning of the major plays is discussed in these talks.