Thursday, 21 July 2011

The Thursday Poem

Young Woman Reading by a Window ~ Delphin Enjolras

Sonnet 30

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
I summon up remembrance of things past,
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
And with old woes new wail my dear times' waste:
Then can I drown an eye, unus'd to flow,
For precious friends hid in death's dateless night,
And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe,
And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight:
Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er
The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,
Which I new pay as if not paid before.
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restor'd and sorrows end.

William Shakespeare
(23rd April 1564 - 23rd April 1616)

from the book: Poem for the Day One


Sharon said...

I like that one. Good choice!

Sharon said...

I must admit that I've never really been "into" poetry but since I decided to post a poem each week, I've been surprised by what I have found!