Poems of Old // Weep You No More

Have you ever seen the 1995 version of Sense and Sensibility starring Emma Thomson and Kate Winslet? Do you remember the song that Marianne sings in the movie (the scene where Colonel Brandon sees her for the first time)? Well, this is it! It was originally a poem supposedly written by an anonymous poet in the 1800s, although there are rumors that it was written by the English musician John Dowland in 1603 to an alternate tune. Whether either be true, it is a beautiful work of poetry and I wanted to share it!

Poems of Old - Weep You No More Sad Fountians simplymeganjoy.wordpress.com.JPGWeep you no more, sad fountains;

What need you flow so fast?

Look how the snowy mountains

Heaven’s sun doth gently waste.

But my sun’s heavenly eyes

View not your weeping,

That now lie sleeping

Softly, now softly lies

Sleeping.

 

Sleep is a reconciling,

A rest that peace begets.

Doth not the sun rise smiling

When fair at even he sets?

Rest you then, rest, sad eyes,

Melt not in weeping

While she lies sleeping

Softly, now softly lies

Sleeping.

Anonymous

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Have you ever seen the 1995 version of Sense and Sensibility?

Do you remember Marianne singing this song?

To watch a clip of this scene from Sense and Sensibility, click HERE!

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Megan Joy

9 thoughts on “Poems of Old // Weep You No More

    1. You can also find that song on Spotify if that works better than videos. It’s the first song on the Sense and Sensibility soundtrack, but it’s the end credits version which is a little different. I love listening to it while I write!
      ~ Megan Joy

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  1. I love both the Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet version most of all. But I also like the newer BBC version… Thanks for posting the poem! So nice to read the words in full! I get so wrapped up in the characters, that I have never completely caught all the lyrics! :-/ 🙂 ❤

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