William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought (Sonnet 30)


When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
I summon up remembrance of things past,
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste:
Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow,
For precious friends hid in death's dateless night,
And weep afresh love's long since cancelled woe,
And moan the expense of many a vanished sight:
Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er
The sad account of fore-bemoanèd moan,
Which I new pay as if not paid before.
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.

Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

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  • * Sunprincess * (10/18/2012 11:08:00 AM)

    New friends are a blessing, to help keep us grounded
    and help us forget about past sorrows and loss. (Report) Reply

  • Egal Bohen (2/3/2006 8:26:00 PM)

    A description embodying the truth of friendship and love, both of which truly surpass all other things. (Report) Reply

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