William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Thursday, 23, April, 2009

Have a Bard Day!

Filed under: Poetry — williamthecoroner @ 05:55

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OK, so we don’t really know when he was born, but it’s traditionally celebrated on St. George’s day. So, go pick up a sonnet or something.

Full many a glorious morning have I seen
Flatter the mountain-tops with sovereign eye,
Kissing with golden face the meadows green,
Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy;
Anon permit the basest clouds to ride
With ugly rack on his celestial face,
And from the forlorn world his visage hide,
Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace:
Even so my sun one early morn did shine
With all triumphant splendor on my brow;
But out, alack! he was but one hour mine;
The region cloud hath mask’d him from me now.
Yet him for this my love no whit disdaineth;
Suns of the world may stain when heaven’s sun staineth.
Sonnet XXXIII

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