The Question and Answer section for John Donne: Poems is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The speaker is addressing an unnamed person, who seemingly disapproves of his love affair.
For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love,
Or chide my palsy, or my gout,
My five gray hairs, or ruined fortune flout,
With wealth your state, your...
B. One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally....
B. They compare rest and sleep to death, indicating that it would be possible to die on any night, so people should savor life.