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Juliet - William Clarke Wontner

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My Juliet

Thou art to me the fairest crimson rose,
A tender bloom with dawn's first colour gilt;
Yet ev'ry flow'r in mortal clime that grows,
Is here for but a time, and then does wilt.
By all I e'er held dear, I now aver,
That though a rose may wilt, yet still 'tis sweet;
I only hope a place I could secure
In fondest adoration at thy feet.
For fairness found in form and face will fail,
But that within the heart may shine undimmed;
Though nothing for youth's beauty may avail,
A heart with golden deeds may yet be rimmed.
My Juliet, in truth I do declare,
I love thee not for youthful beauty fair.

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  1. Date: 7/31/2014 7:05:00 AM
    Shakespeare could have composed this poem. Nicely done !

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 2:32:00 AM
    This is a great one, Isaiah! It's sweet on the lips. God bless!

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 11:43:00 AM
    Well done. I'm amazed and daunted by Shakespeare's sonnets and those who follow the practice. If alive today, I think he'd have a franchise "Sonnets for us"

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 9:01:00 PM
    Nicely penned sonnet and congr4ats on the win, isaiah

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 8:36:00 PM
    Wow, and wow.! congrats on your wonderful success. BG

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 6:05:00 PM
    hey, there you are again and with one of the top FAVORITE sonnets that Karen chose for her contest and book!!. WAy to GO, such an honor, and congrats to you.

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 5:27:00 PM
    A classic, Isaiah! I don't think this style will ever die. I just find it more elegant than modern poetry. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 4:20:00 PM
    This was always one of my favourites in the contest. Well written and well done. Ron

  1. Date: 2/18/2014 3:42:00 PM
    hey, I just found one I never read yet!!! Your own Juliet poem!! the message of this sonnet is PERFECT and it flows beautifully!

  1. Date: 1/30/2014 5:31:00 PM
    Very great poetic quality..The competition is stacking up..I like the Old English style..Reads like a winner to me..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 1:26:00 PM
    I declare this romantic beauty a favorite : )..Lovely to read 'you' again.