Samuel Daniel

(1562 - 1620 / England)

Sonnet I: Unto the Boundless Ocean


Unto the boundless Ocean of thy beauty
Runs this poor river, charg'd with streams of zeal:
Returning thee the tribute of my duty,
Which here my love, my youth, my plaints reveal.
Here I unclasp the book of my charg'd soul,
Where I have cast th'accounts of all my care:
Here have I summ'd my sighs, here I enroll
How they were spent for thee; look what they are.
Look on the dear expences of my youth,
And see how just I reckon with thine eyes:
Examine well they beauty in my truth,
And cross my cares ere greater sums arise.
Read it, sweet maid, though it be done but slightly;
Who can show all his love, doth love but lightly.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Rookie Abid Russell (4/3/2005 5:59:00 AM)

    Critical to the meaning of this sonnet is that line 11 should read 'thy beauty' and not 'they beauty' (Report) Reply

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