Saturday, October 06, 2007

Sonnet a Da

So, I've subscribed to a site that sends a sonnet a day.

It's really nice. I read them in college for class. I remember reading them but I never realized just how many of them are about death. More specifically "my love will endureth beyond death... will yours????"


But be contented: when that fell arrest
Without all bail shall carry me away,
My life hath in this line some interest,
Which for memorial still with thee shall stay.
When thou reviewest this, thou dost review
The very part was consecrate to thee:
The earth can have but earth, which is his due;
My spirit is thine, the better part of me:
So then thou hast but lost the dregs of life,
The prey of worms, my body being dead,
The coward conquest of a wretch's knife,
Too base of thee to be remembered.
The worth of that is that which it contains,
And that is this, and this with thee remains.

They are also somewhat gross.

It's a nice service. I highly recommend it.

1 comment:

Gothknits said...

Lovely...can you send me the link to the site. I could use a little more poetry in my life.