William Shakespeare
Warwickshire
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Sonnet 98: From You Have I Been Absent In The Spring

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From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him.
Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue
Could make me any summer's story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew.
Nor did I wonder at the lily's white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight
Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
Yet seemed it winter still, and you away,
As with your shadow I with these did play.
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COMMENTS
Brian Jani 26 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out
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Egal Bohen 11 September 2007
So perfectly you paint A loss of place To dream By seasons flowers Of, an absent face
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