You have an ad blocker! We understand, but...
PoetrySoup is a very small privately owned website. Our primary means of support comes from revenue generated by advertising.
We want to keep PoetrySoup alive, make it better, and keep PoetrySoup free. Please support us by disabling your ad blocker
for PoetrySoup only, while keeping your ad blocker active. How to do it.
Sonnet XXXIV: Charmd by Thy Suffrage
Charm'd by thy suffrage, shall I yet aspire
(All inauspicious as my fate appears,
By troubles darken'd, that encrease with years,)
To guide the crayon, or to touch the lyre?
Ah me!---the sister Muses still require
A spirit free from all intrusive fears,
Nor will they deign to wipe away the tears
Of vain regret, that dim their sacred fire.
But when thy envied sanction crowns my lays,
A ray of pleasure lights my languid mind,
For well I know the value of thy praise;
And to how few, the flattering meed confin'd,
That thou,---their highly favour'd brows to bind,
Wilt weave green myrtle, and unfading bays!
| Best Poems | Short Poems
Email Poem |
Top Charlotte Turner Smith Poems
Analysis and Comments on Sonnet XXXIV: Charmd by Thy Suffrage
Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem Sonnet XXXIV: Charmd by Thy Suffrage here.