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Poem of the Day

January 20, 2008

    Catherine on her balcony

Sonnet 61

By William Shakespeare

Is it thy will, thy image should keep open
My heavy eyelids to the weary night?
Dost thou desire my slumbers should be broken,
While shadows like to thee do mock my sight?
Is it thy spirit that thou send'st from thee
So far from home into my deeds to pry,
To find out shames and idle hours in me,
The scope and tenure of thy jealousy?
O no, thy love though much, is not so great,
It is my love that keeps mine eye awake,
Mine own true love that doth my rest defeat,
To play the watchman ever for thy sake.
     For thee watch I, whilst thou dost wake elsewhere,
     From me far off, with others all too near.

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Nancy     1/20/2008 10:42:25 AM
And here is Shakespeare telling Catherine's story of jealousy - of Father and 'all those who share your love each day'. Poets are truly amazing gifts to this world..and you, Candlemakers, have brought their gifts to us at our Winterfest celebration. Thank you.

Phantom     1/20/2008 10:32:37 AM
Oh, SO V and C! If only their dream could become a reality...

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