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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Sonnet 56

56

Sweet love, renew thy force, be it not said

Thy edge should blunter be than appetite,

Which but to-day by feeding is allay’d,

To-morrow sharp’ned in his former might.

So, love, be thou: although to-day thou fill

Thy hungry eyes even till they wink with fullness,

Tomorrow see again, and do not kill

The spirit of love with a perpetual dullness:

Let this sad int’rim like the ocean be

Which parts the shore, where two contracted new

Come daily to the banks, that when they see

Return of love, more blest may be the view;

As call it winter, which being full of care,

Makes summer’s welcome thrice more wish’d, more rare.

 

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