William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Sonnet 33: Full Many A Glorious Morning Have I Seen - Poem by William Shakespeare

Full many a glorious morning have I seen
Flatter the mountaintops with sovereign eye,
Kissing with golden face the meadows green,
Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy;
Anon permit the basest clouds to ride
With ugly rack on his celestial face,
And from the forlorn world his visage hide,
Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace.
Even so my sun one early morn did shine
With all-triumphant splendour on my brow.
But out, alack! He was but one hour mine;
The region cloud hath masked him from me now.
Yet him for this my love no whit disdaineth;
Suns of the world may stain when heaven's sun staineth.

Form: Sonnet

Comments about Sonnet 33: Full Many A Glorious Morning Have I Seen by William Shakespeare

  • Stephen Loomes (11/6/2016 7:13:00 AM)

    Shakespeare's Revelation
    In this Sonnet, the immortal bard perhaps speaks of his enllightenment, or again, perhaps he ruminates on the death of his beloved son, Hamnet. (Report) Reply

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  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 7:15:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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