Today I bring you a sonnet.

I picture Daniel, in turmoil over his emotions for Aubrey… (The Weight of Words, by Georgina Guthrie)

  Sonnet 46

Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war,
How to divide the conquest of thy sight;
Mine eye my heart thy picture’s sight would bar,
My heart mine eye the freedom of that right.
My heart doth plead that thou in him dost lie,
A closet never pierced with crystal eyes,
But the defendant doth that plea deny,
And says in him thy fair appearance lies.
To ‘cide this title is impannelled
A quest of thoughts, all tenants to the heart;
And by their verdict is determined
The clear eye’s moiety, and the dear heart’s part:
  As thus: mine eye’s due is thine outward part,
  And my heart’s right, thine inward love of heart.

                                                                                       William Shakespeare


Pax Vobiscum




2 thoughts on “A Shakespearean Sonnet…

  1. Hello Kez!
    Yes I see it too. This is one of the most heart achingly beautiful sonnet of the Bard. Daniels struggles in his heart and mind – the world of academia is a place where he could not let his feelings free. What a turmoil indeed.
    I love the the whole Series and cried a lot while reading The Record of my Heart. What wonderful characters Georgina had created.
    They follow near after GOE and his Julianne & of course William & Jane (Raven)

    It is really great and fun how we can be connected thru our love to literature and fantastic authors even though we live on the opposite side of the Equator 😀

    Have a great week!

    Pax tecum!


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    1. Hi Judith,
      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I’m really pleased you shared your thoughts for; Georgina’s Words series, SR’s beautiful writing and a shared love for literature. This is exactly what I hope to inspire in people with this blog. I want it to be an interactive place where we can share our thoughts and passion for great stories. Thanks again Judith, I’m going to share your beautiful comment. Pax tecum 🙂 xo


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