NOW gentle sleep hath closÃ¨d up those eyes Which, waking, kept my boldest thoughts in awe; And free access unto that sweet lip lies, From whence I long the rosy breath to draw. Methinks no wrong it were, if I should steal 5 From those two melting rubies one poor kiss; None sees the theft that would the theft reveal, Nor rob I her of aught what she can miss: Nay, should I twenty kisses take away, There would be little sign I would do so; 10 Why then should I this robbery delay? O, she may awake, and therewith angry grow! Well, if she do, I â€™ll back restore that one, And twenty hundred thousand more for loan
This love poem was inside my chocolate "chocolove" candy wrapper that he got me. I opened with him there and he read it aloud to me. He seemed to understand it right away. I was thinking about its meaning. I'm not sure what your interpretation means, Tiz, but it seems to me like the writer of the poem is speaking about stealing kisses from a woman he loves, consequences be damned as he would only be too happy to "owe" her back the debt.