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Feb 1, 2006

More Poetry

I went looking around for more poetry, and found this poem, by William Shakespeare, as well as the wonderful site I've linked to above. I'm almost tempted to get out my pen and write some myself. Perhaps later.

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state
And trouble deal 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 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.

2 comments:

JohnJEnright said...

I believe there's a little typo and it should be "deaf heaven" not "deal heaven." Beautiful poem.

Jennifer Snow said...

I didn't retype it, I copied and pasted, so I'm not going to correct it; the typo was in the source.