SHAKESPEARE AT SONNETS
When you read Shakespeare’s famous sonnets you
Seek to discover what has made them great,
What he has done so skillfully to imbue
Them with what readers long would contemplate.
His pattern is not overly ornate
And carries well the natural sound of speech
When it sets out to muse and contemplate
Instead of striving to orate or teach.
You do not hear so much as overhear
His memories, dreams, reflections half aloud,
Emerging in a form that makes them clear
Yet with a natural eloquence endowed.
“If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.”