Poem In My Pocket



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  1. Sonnet 14, Sir Philip Sidney

    Alas, have I not pain enough, my friend,
    Upon whose breast a fiercer gripe doth tire
    Than did on him who first stale down the fire,
    While Love on me doth all his quiver spend,
    But with your rhubarb words you must contend
    To grieve me worse, in saying that Desire
    Doth plunge my well-formed soul even in the mire
    Of sinful thoughts, which do in ruin end?
    If that be sin which doth the manners frame,
    Well stayed with truth in word and faith of deed,
    Ready of wit, and fearing naught but shame;
    If that be sin which in fixed hearts doth breed
    A loathing of all loose unchastity,
    Then love is sin, and let me sinful be.

    via http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/180395

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