A little bit of Shakespere

When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes (Sonnet 29) by William Shakespeare

When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee--and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings,
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

zecchini zecchini
22-25, F
4 Responses Aug 28, 2007

Lovely. I feel like this when I see my son and then I take a deep breath and say "Home Sweet Home"

Thank you. Its been a while since I have read Mr Shakespeare---<br />
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They that have power to hurt and will do none,<br />
That do not do the thing they most do show,<br />
Who, moving others, are themselves as stone,<br />
Unmoved, cold, and to temptation slow-<br />
They rightly do inherit heaven's graces,<br />
And husband nature's riches from expense;<br />
They are the Lords and owners of their faces,<br />
Others, but stewards of their excellence.<br />
The summer's flower is to the summer sweet,<br />
Though to itself it only live and die;<br />
But if that flower with base infection meet,<br />
The basest weed outbraves his dignity:<br />
For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;<br />
Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds.

my pleasure :)

Touched my ole heart and brought back fond memories and a smile...<br />
Thanx for sharing.