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November 13, 2008, 5:34 pm
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Ok, I was supposed to be posting more about time management this week.  Then I got sick.  So today I’m wimping out and taking it easy on myself. I’ve been reading Shakespeare’s sonnets in English Lit, so I thought I’d share one I enjoyed. (Note: the fourth line does reference wasting time, so this isn’t an entirely unrelated topic, right?)


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 canceled woe,

And moan th’ expense of many a vanished sight;

Then can I grieve at grievances forgone,

And heavily from woe to woe tell o’er

The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,

Which I new pay as if not paid before.

But if the while I think of thee, dear friend,

All losses are restored and sorrows end.


 —-William Shakespeare


I highlighted the silver lining, because I like it best. This one’s a little depressing maybe, but I like the descriptive phrasing, such as the line about weeping or “drowning the eye”.



–Dara England


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I hope that you feel better…make sure to get a ton of rest

Comment by Savannah Chase

I love that poem.


Comment by Lesli Richardson

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