Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 38

This night, while sleep begins with heavy wings 
     To hatch mine eyes, and that unbitted thought 
     Doth fall to stray, and my chief powers are brought 
To leave the scepter of all subject things, 
The first that straight my fancy's error brings 
     Unto my mind, is Stella's image, wrought 
     By Love's own self, but with so curious draught, 
That she, methinks, not only shines, but sings. 
     I start, look, hark; but what in closed-up sense 
Was held, in opened sense it flies away, 
Leaving me nought but wailing eloquence. 
I, seeing better sights in sight's decay, 
     Called it anew, and wooed sleep again: 
     But him her host that unkind guest had slain.