#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 147. “My love is as a fever longing still…”

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  1. Nothing in that sonnet about plucking the rose, and yet …


  2. Semper Gumby says:

    “Guess what? I got a fever. And the only prescription is more cowbell.”

  3. Andreas says:

    Friar Laurence was wise indeed when he instructed Romeo to “….love moderately; long love doth so”.

    In a recent piece (https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/04/sex-nonsense-shakespeare-joseph-pearce.html) Joseph Pearce looks at love in The Bard’s sonnets from another perspective, adeptly laying waste to some rather disordered contemporary interpretations of these works and concluding that the sonnets are “the inspired work of a Catholic genius”.

  4. Ms. M-S says:

    Thanks for the reading, Fr. Z, and thanks for the comment, Andreas. Pearce’s writings are always rewarding.

  5. KateD says:

    Andreas and Ms M-S,

    Is his love the Church?

    What a torturous passion it must have been for the Elizabethan Catholic.

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