Sonnet 44: If the dull substance of my flesh were thought

If the dull substance of my flesh were thought Injurious distance shouldn't stop my way, For then despite of space I would be brought From limits far remote where thou doth stay No matter then although my foot did stand Upon the farthest earth removed from thee, For nimble thought can jump both sea and land As soon as think the place where he would be. But ah, thought kills me that I am not thought To leap large length of miles when thou art gone, But that, too much of earth and water wrought, I must attend time's leisure with my moan. Receiving naught from elements so slow But heavy tears, badges of either's woe.

William Shakespeare

Sonnet 44: If the dull substance of my flesh were thought (3) (2013-05-03)

May 2013