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Sunday, April 03, 2005

Sonnet XXIV

by William Shakespeare

Mine eye hath played the painter and hath stelled
Thy beauty's form in table of my heart;
My body is the frame wherein 'tis held,
And perspective it is best painter's art.
For through the painter must you see his skill
To find where your true image pictured lies,
Which in my bosom's shop is hanging still,
That hath his windows glazed with thine eyes.
Now see what good turns eyes for eyes have done:
Mine eyes have drawn thy shape, and thine for me
Are windows to my breast, wherethrough the sun
Delights to peep, to gaze therein on thee.

Yet eyes this cunning want to grace their art:
They draw but what they see, know not the heart.

note: Oh, and how Velvet Venus knows the heart of Green Ares...

3 Park your thoughts here:

Blogger dreaming-neko whispered...

i love shakespeare's sonnet XXIX:

"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..."

have you read it?

5/4/05 2:13 PM  
Blogger . : A : . whispered...

Been a while since I read Shakespeare, but this one brought back fond memories. I can draw some parallels with this sonnet and my current post "To Create" (maybe just at a personal level). But I agree with what you have said there.

7/4/05 12:09 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

"...Wishing me like to one more rich in hope
Featured like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what i most enjoy contented least..."

...neko, yes i know that!

.:A:. well i enjoy reading your blog as well 8)

9/4/05 8:45 PM  

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