Summer’s Day

Who would compare you to a summer’s day,

when summer days grow dull and pour with rain?

What then would such a judgement say?

Perhaps I’d better pause and start again.


Might you outshine the sun up in the sky?

And yet dark clouds will often cast a veil

that hides its splendour from the world, and I

would see you both in radiant detail.


Exuberance may bring the birds to song;

would I prefer to hear it than your voice?

My heart would say that this is simply wrong,

and would not wish to have to make a choice.


These transitory visions are outclassed;

to me your loveliness is unsurpassed.

Napowrimo 2019 Day 3

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Trevor Alexander

Fri 5th Apr 2019 14:27

Thanks to both. Yes, it is a Shakespearean sonnet. Or at least, my attempt at one. The rhyming and meter broadly comply. You make up your own mind about the content.?

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Don Matthews

Fri 5th Apr 2019 14:08

The maiden would be impressed

Yes it does sound a bit sonnetified. Can you help Laura and me out?

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Laura Taylor

Fri 5th Apr 2019 14:03

Oh I love this one Trev! I am so ignorant though - is it a sonnet?

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