14/02/14 Poetry

Happy Valentine’s February 14, 2014

One of Shakespeare's beloved plays, discusses the true nature of love which runs the gamut of sorrow and joy.
One of Shakespeare’s beloved plays, discusses the true nature of love which runs the gamut of sorrow and joy.

Sonnet XXX

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
I summon up remembrance of things past,
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
And with old woes new wail my dear time’s waste:
Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow,
For precious friends hid in death’s dateless night,
And weep afresh love’s long since cancelled woe,
And moan the expense of many a vanished sight:
Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
And heavily from woe to woe tell o’er
The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,
Which I new pay as if not paid before.
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restor’d and sorrows end.

– WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564 – 1616)

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