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Shall I Compare thee to a Rainy Day - Unsonnet 18

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Shall I Compare thee to a Rainy Day - Unsonnet 18

Shall I compare thee to a rainy day?
Thou art more dreary and more malignant.
Rough winds do shake the thrashing waves of bays,
And Neptune’s lease hath all too long a date. 

Always too damp the eye of heaven hides,
And often is thy grey complexion dimmed;
And every air to air sometime collides,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed. 

But thy eternal downpour will not fade
Nor lose possession of that air thou blow'st;
Now shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in aging lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this takes life from thee. 

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  1. Date: 3/7/2012 6:00:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Wobbufet. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 3:29:00 AM
    Lovely poem you written Wobbufet, well done. - oxox Anne-Lise