Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Great Regulars: As lovers' complaints go, this one

is stark but composed: the loss described is so comprehensive it almost negates the loser, but the tone is never exaggerated or self-pitying. There are no showy gestures, simply the quiet, intricate stabbing and looping of that rhetorical needle, and perhaps the glint of a melancholy smile.

[by Robert Sidney]

Sonnet 30

from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Poem of the week: Sonnet 30 by Robert Sidney


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