Friday, February 14, 2014

Sonnet 29

I'm going to celebrate Valentine's Day by posting my favorite Sonnet by William Shakespeare.~~~~~~~~When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes~~~I all alone beweep my outcast state,~~~And trouble deaf heav'n 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 possessed,~~~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 remembered such wealth brings~~~That then I scorn to change my state with kings.