a purely literal interpretation of the impassioned protestations of affection for a "lovely boy", which course through the sonnets, casts a slur on the dignity of the poet's name which scarcely bears discussion
I shall have warmonger put on my passport. 182 He would have written sonnets all his life?Robert Byron
Quiet book-learning in monasteries and ethereal music, sonnets and courtly lovethat stuff is all fantasyand veneer? You couldn't afford to let the beauty of the thing seduce you too far or you forgot the truth and the truth was always hard as iron bloody bars.Janice Galloway
Why, you might read two sonnets, ere they reach To where the hurrying freshnesses aye preach A natural sermon o’er their pebbly beds; Where swarms of minnows show their little heads, Staying their wavy bodies ’gainst the streams, To taste the luxury of sunny beams Temper’d with coolness.john keats
Ye tuneful cobblers! still your notes prolong, Compose at once a slipper and a song; So shall the fair your handiwork peruse, Your sonnets sure shall please perhaps your shoes.lord byron
By night, beloved, tie your heart to mine and let them both in dreams defeat the darkness.pablo neruda
You must lay lime, to tangle her desires By wailful sonnets.
I had rather than forty shillings, I had my Book of Songs and sonnets here.william shakespeare
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