Betwixt mine eye and heart (Michael Gray)
- (Posted 2019-10-07) CPDL #55538:
- Editor: Michael Gray (submitted 2019-10-07). Score information: Letter (landscape), 7 pages, 198 kB Copyright: CC BY NC ND
- Edition notes:
First published: 2019
Description: Part of an ongoing series "Book of Sonnets."
External websites: http://www.graymichael.com
Original text and translations
Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took,
And each doth good turns now unto the other,
When that mine eye is famished for a look,
Or heart in love with sighs himself doth smother;
With my love's picture then my eye doth feast,
And to the painted banquet bids my heart:
Another time mine eye is my heart's guest,
And in this thoughts of love doth share a part.
So either by thy picture or my love,
Thyself away, are present still with me,
For thou not farther than my thoughts canst move,
And I am still with them, and they with thee.
Or if they sleep, thy picture in my sight
Awakes my heart to heart's and eye's delight.
William Shakespeare (Sonnet XLVII)