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William Shakespeare: Sonnet 29

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,
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 my self 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.


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One comment on “William Shakespeare: Sonnet 29

  1. Barbara Huntington
    April 23, 2020

    Love it! I have a a less elegant sonnet on my blog related to his orangeness. https://barbarahuntington.com/2018/10/26/octpowrimo-2018-day-26-a-sonnet-for-today/

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