Daily Archives: October 12, 2015

Sonnet Lx – William Shakespeare

Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,  So do our minutes hasten to their end;  Each changing place with that which goes before,  In sequent toil all forwards do contend.  Nativity, once in the main of light,  Crawls … Continue reading

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Let Me Not To The Marriage Of True Minds – William Shakespeare

Sonnet Cxvi: Let me not to the marriage of true minds  Admit impediments. Love is not love  Which alters when it alteration finds,  Or bends with the remover to remove:  O no! it is an ever-fixed mark  That looks on … Continue reading

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Against My Love Shall Be As I Am Now – William Shakespeare

Sonnet 63: Against my love shall be as I am now  With Time’s injurious hand crushed and o’erworn,  When hours have drained his blood and filled his brow  With lines and wrinkles, when his youthful morn  Hath travelled on to … Continue reading

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Those Lips That Love’s Own Hand Did Make – William Shakespeare

Sonnet 145: Those lips that Love’s own hand did make  Breathed forth the sound that said “I hate”  To me that languished for her sake;  But when she saw my woeful state,  Straight in her heart did mercy come,  Chiding … Continue reading

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Poor Soul, The Centre Of My Sinful Earth – William Shakespeare

Sonnet 146: Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth,  My sinful earth these rebel powers array,  Why dost thou pine within and suffer dearth,  Painting thy outward walls so costly gay?  Why so large cost, having so short a … Continue reading

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 My Love Is As A Fever, Longing Still – William Shakespeare

Sonnet 147: My love is as a fever, longing still  For that which longer nurseth the disease,  Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill,  Th’ uncertain sickly appetite to please.  My reason, the physician to my love,  Angry that … Continue reading

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How The Leaves Came Down – Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

‘I’ll tell you how the leaves came down,’  The great Tree to his children said:  ‘You’re getting sleepy, Yellow and Brown,  Yes, very sleepy, little Red.  It is quite time to go to bed.’  ‘Ah!’ begged each silly, pouting leaf,  … Continue reading

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