#ASonnetADay – 34. “Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day…”

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1 Response to #ASonnetADay – 34. “Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day…”

  1. GHP says:

    I can’t wait for my favorite … in 96 more readings!!

    Sonnet 130:

    My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
    Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;
    If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
    If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
    I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
    But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
    And in some perfumes is there more delight
    Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
    I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
    That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
    I grant I never saw a goddess go;
    My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground.
    And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
    As any she belied with false compare.

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