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Sonnet 01 - I Thought Once How Theocritus Had Sung

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I thought once how Theocritus had sung
Of the sweet years, the dear and wished-for years,
Who each one in a gracious hand appears
To bear a gift for mortals, old or young:
And, as I mused it in his antique tongue,
I saw, in gradual vision through my tears,
The sweet, sad years, the melancholy years,
Those of my own life, who by turns had flung

A shadow across me. Straightway I was 'ware,
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Ramesh T A 12 July 2015

A lovely sonnet indeed it is by Elizabeth Barrett to and enjoy now!

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Curtis Johnson 12 July 2015

There must be your greater relief than to know that love overpowers death, and rips me right out of its destructive jaws.

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Edward Kofi Louis 12 July 2015

Of the sweet years with the muse of life. Nice work.

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