Something Wonderful

In celebration of the Immortal Bard, one of his lovely sonnets:

Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took,
And each doth good turns now unto the other:
When that mine eye is famish’d for a look,
Or heart in love with sighs himself doth smother,
With my love’s picture then my eye doth feast,
And to the painted banquet bids my heart;
Another time mine eye is my heart’s guest,
And in his thoughts of love doth share a part:
So, either by thy picture or my love,
Theyself away art present still with me;
For thou not further than my thoughts canst move,
And I am still with them and they with thee;
Or if they sleep, they picture in my sight
Awakes my heart to heart’s and eye’s delight.

William Shakespeare, Sonnet 47


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I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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One Response to Something Wonderful

  1. I enjoyed reading this unfamiliar sonnet–thanks. I was fortunate when I went to my state university to be in the Shakespeare classes of Hudson Strode, who had been an actor in a famous British traveling Shakespeare troupe. He virtually acted out every big scene. I left school with a broad familiarity with the plays and many remembered lines. I recently read that Harper Lee took those classes, although for some reason she avoided Strode’s creative writing classes, the classes that confirmed me as a writer. A mystery.

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