Though Petrarchan sonnet is named after Petrarch, the form was not developed by him. Shakespeare starts Sonnet 18 with a flattering question to the beloved: Let me count the ways.
Only remember me; you understand It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Cupid is a casuist, A mystic, and a cabalist, Can your lurking Thought surprise, And interpret your device; Mainly versed in occult science, In magic, and in clairvoyance. Yet not for ever did that mood Of sullen calm prevail; There was a something in his eye That told another tale.
With, or despite our scars, we stay alive. But hark, what sounds have struck his ear; Voices of men they seem; And two have entered now his cell; Can this too be a dream?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate: And his wish is intimacy, Intimater intimacy, And a stricter privacy, The impossible shall yet be done, And being two shall still be one. And then there came a shadow, swift and sudden, dark and drear; The bells were silent, not an echo stirred. Time and tide are strangely changed, Men and manners much deranged; None will now find Cupid latent By this foolish antique patent.
Heralds high before him run, He has ushers many a one, Spreads his welcome where he goes, And touches all things with his rose. A younger woman has a dazzling vision of bleeding wrists, her own, the clean incisions suddenly there, two open mouths. Sonnet provides the definition of ideal love.
Initial Love Venus, when her son was lost, Cried him up and down the coast, In hamlets, palaces, and parks, And told the truant by his marks, Golden curls, and quiver, and bow;— This befell long ago.
There was triumph, triumph, triumph down the scarlet gleaming street; The town was mad; a man was like a boy.
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. Shun him, nymphs, on the fleet horses! If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved. I closed my eyes, and then -- it was a dream.
Yet if you should forget me for a while And afterwards remember, do not grieve:Tags: beauty, fantasy, journeys, memories, regret The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (extract) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Tags: animals, conflict, nature, regret. Life Poems - Love Poems - Happiness Poems - Success Poems - Friendship Poems - Sadness Dear, A Glass of Water’s all, A Flower’s unobtrusive Face To punctuate the Wall, A Fan, perhaps, a Friend’s Regret And Certainty that one No color in the Rainbow Perceive, when you are gone.
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Home Articles Top Ten Lists 10 Most Famous Sonnets by Renowned Poets. Articles; Top Ten Lists; 10 Most Famous Sonnets by Renowned Poets The prominent themes of the poem are fatherly love and regret for not being grateful for Sonnet is regarded among the finest in Shakespeare’s entire sequence and it is one of the most famous poems.
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Read, write. There is a haunting phantom called Regret, A shadowy creature robed somewhat like Woe, But fairer in the face, whom all men know By her sad mien and eyes forever wet.
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