Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.



You have an ad blocker! We understand, but...

PoetrySoup is a small privately owned website. Our means of support comes from advertising revenue. We want to keep PoetrySoup alive, make it better, and keep it free. Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on PoetrySoup. See how to enable ads while keeping your ad blocker active. Thank you!

Sonnet II: Not At First Sight

by
 Not at first sight, nor with a dribbed shot 
Love gave the wound, which while I breathe will bleed; 
But known worth did in mine of time proceed, 
Till by degrees it had full conquest got: 

I saw and liked, I liked but loved not; 
I lov'd, but straight did not what Love decreed.
At length to love's decrees I, forc'd, agreed, Yet with repining at so partial lot.
Now even that footstep of lost liberty Is gone, and now like slave-born Muscovite I call it praise to suffer tyranny; And now employ the remnant of my wit To make myself believe that all is well, While with a feeling skill I paint my hell.

Poem by
Biography | Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes | Email Poem - Sonnet II: Not At First SightEmail Poem | Create an image from this poem

Poems are below...


Top Sir Philip Sidney Poems

Analysis and Comments on Sonnet II: Not At First Sight

Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem Sonnet II: Not At First Sight here.