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Sonnets > Sonnet #102, Week 65, May 15

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message 1: by Candy (new)

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My love is strengthened, though more weak in seeming;
I love not less, though less the show appear;
That love is merchandized, whose rich esteeming,
The owner's tongue doth publish every where.
Our love was new, and then but in the spring,
When I was wont to greet it with my lays;
As Philomel in summer's front doth sing,
And stops his pipe in growth of riper days:
Not that the summer is less pleasant now
Than when her mournful hymns did hush the night,
But that wild music burthens every bough,
And sweets grown common lose their dear delight.
Therefore like her, I sometime hold my tongue:
Because I would not dull you with my song.


message 2: by Janice (JG) (new)

Janice (JG) I wonder if she asked him why he doesn't write poems to her anymore : )


message 3: by Candy (new)

Candy | 2752 comments Mod
I wonder if the answer is is in "love is merchandized"

Does that mean perhaps she has been married off?


message 4: by Janice (JG) (new)

Janice (JG) Candy wrote: "I wonder if the answer is is in "love is merchandized"

Does that mean perhaps she has been married off?"


Huh. Interesting idea, and another good reason for tempering his enthusiasm in verse (nothing so damning as that which we write down!)


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