Her heart, so prayeth she, be still, this dream,
Wherein such favour, she recalleth, find;
Such things so little are, as may surprise:
So often unexpected, his attire;
In candlelight, he doth angelic seem
To glow, as though with Heaven’s light combined;
So oft remembered, sherry coloured eyes,
To her, do seem to light the world entire;
And dreameth of his words with such esteem,
So thrilling, when of heart, or though of mind;
Then beautiful his music, as so wise
She thought his words, as ever both inspire.
Supreme, thy praise doth find me; and so kind,
I blush to prize, my love–my heart’s desire.
This sonnet is part of a short sequence; click here to read it all:
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Thank you. I have very much enjoyed writing this rather embarrassing sequence.
You do understand. Of course, you always did…but it never ceases to amaze and charm me. You have put this so well. This is a very graceful piece of writing, my dear. It has given me a sense of peace and quiet joy this morning. Thank you.
A really beautiful sequence…I liked all three and the way they blend together. :)
Thank you very much. It is and was a very embarrassing sequence to undertake. I am happy that it speaks to a few people. Imagine, if you will: As I take notes and other remembrances about me–idealisations, certainly : ), and put them in my own words for my sweetheart to read! It feels rather uncomfortably like “blowing ones own horn,” so to speak. But I pushed through my shyness and reticence and embarrassment, and gave her something I knew she would enjoy–even if it did embarrass the dickens, or perhaps the browning, out of me.
lmao. If this is blowing your own horn, by all means continue to do so!
I feel the embarrassment melting away by your kind and encouraging words : )
I enjoyed this sequence muchly. I hope by now, the embarrassment has totally melted away and left behind a lot of pride. Excellent work.
I am still quite embarrassed whether reading it over or reworking it/correcting its gramatic errors; however I am quite fair-skinned and ruddy in complexion which does help to conceal this to some degree.
As I am lily pale, I have t rely on paper bags to hide my embarrassment.