Friday, February 10, 2012

Sonnets for February

Well, let's continue the sonnet trend, shall we?  After all, Valentine's Day is next week!

Here's another by Shakespeare that I really relate to.  My husband and I are both poor, but there's plenty of love to go around.  Loving has its own rewards.

When 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,
Featur'd 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.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I've ever been in the depths of despair, but I know how a dreary day can be brightened by the sight of my Beloved:-)