The UVic Writer's Guide
An aubade is a song of the dawn, usually linked with the motif of waking
lovers and their reluctant parting. An example is John Donne's
"The Sun Rising" (1633), which begins this way:
Busy old fool, unruly sun,
Why dost thou thus,
Through windows and through curtains call on us?
Must to thy motions lovers' seasons run?
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