William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Sonnet Xliv - Poem by William Shakespeare

If the dull substance of my flesh were thought,
Injurious distance should not stop my way;
For then despite of space I would be brought,
From limits far remote where thou dost stay.
No matter then although my foot did stand
Upon the farthest earth removed from thee;
For nimble thought can jump both sea and land
As soon as think the place where he would be.
But ah! thought kills me that I am not thought,
To leap large lengths of miles when thou art gone,
But that so much of earth and water wrought
I must attend time's leisure with my moan,
Receiving nought by elements so slow
But heavy tears, badges of either's woe.


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  • Mizzy ........ (8/31/2016 3:59:00 PM)


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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2001

Poem Edited: Monday, May 21, 2001


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