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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Sonnetsday 16

 

Sonnet XXIX

HEN in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
      For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
      That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

W.S.



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1 Comments:

Blogger Katja said...

Mä lähetin sulle just sähköpostia, mees lukemaan, toivottavasti se ei huku kaiken roskapostin sekaan :)

terkuin, Kitkat

June 26, 2006 1:57 PM  

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