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How Dares the Sun?: An Elizabethan Sonnet that talks about sorrow, joy and hope
Posted by Douglas, Sep 6, 2009. 2369 views. ID = 2836

How Dares the Sun?

Posted by Douglas, Sep 6, 2009. 2369 views. ID = 2836
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Elizabethan Sonnet:

Quatrain #1: the sun
Quatrain #2: the birds
Quatrain #3: the earth
Couplet: conclusion
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How dares the sun upon the earth to shine
And brighten every blade of grass and leaf
And chase the morning dew from sprawling vine
While in my soul is naught but shattered grief?
How dare the warbling birds in cheerful flight -
The sparrow, robin, finch and meadow lark -
To welcome in the joyful morning light
While all my songs, detuned, fall in the dark?
How dares the earth upon its line to turn
Unheeding, swiftly, blithely unaware,
While mired and broken hearts forever yearn
For sweet release from every woe and care?
Perhaps creation knows what I forget;
That through it all God is the ruler yet.

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Comments


Laura
Sep 6, 2009
Excellent! The first quatrain made me think of that really bright leaf we saw...
   ~Posted by Laura, Sep 6, 2009

Douglas
Sep 6, 2009
Hmm...yeah, I can see that! Good ole' Singepole! ;)
   ~Posted by Douglas, Sep 6, 2009



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