Friday, July 25, 2008
Shakespeare's sonnet 28
"How can I then return in happy plight,
That am debarr'd the benefit of rest?
When day's oppression is not eased by night,
But day by night, and night by day, oppress'd?
And each, though enemies to either's reign,
Do in consent shake hands to torture me;
The one by toil, the other to complain
How far I toil, still farther off from thee.
I tell the day, to please them thou art bright
And dost him grace when clouds do blot the heaven:
So flatter I the swart-complexion'd night,
When sparkling stars twire not thou gild'st the even.
But day doth daily draw my sorrows longer
And night doth nightly make grief's strength seem stronger."
I was reminded today of a sonnet (by a very special person *winkwink* lol), anyways.. it got me in the mood.. i like poetry.. back in day i had a passion for the works of Shakespeare, Auden, Keats and Blake.. But I guess i stopped finding the time to read.. Having said that, the sonnet i have pasted above is a beautiful piece of writing that i thought would be nice to share.. So if ur into literature.. enjoy!
- to long forgotten literature! xx