Monthly Archives: January 2013

Atheist Snowflakes

The other day a thoughtful neighbor dropped her library book off with me: Richard Dawkins, The Magic of Reality: a coffee table type book, very well and intelligently illustrated, author Dawkins one of the world’s great scientists: inventor of the … Continue reading

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Sonnet 57

Being your slave what should I do but tend
 Upon the hours, and times of your desire? 
I have no precious time at all to spend; 
Nor services to do, till you require. 
Nor dare I chide the world without … Continue reading

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Sonnet 56

Sweet love, renew thy force; be it not said 
Thy edge should blunter be than appetite, 
Which but to-day by feeding is allay’d, 
To-morrow sharpened in his former might: 
So, love, be thou, although to-day thou fill
 Thy hungry eyes, … Continue reading

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Sonnet 55

Not marble, nor the gilded monuments 
Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme; 
But you shall shine more bright in these contents
 Than unswept stone, besmear’d with sluttish time.
 When wasteful war shall statues overturn,
 And broils root out the … Continue reading

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Sonnet 54

O! how much more doth beauty beauteous seem 
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give.
 The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
 For that sweet odour, which doth in it live.
 The canker blooms have full as … Continue reading

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Sonnet 53

What is your substance, whereof are you made, 
That millions of strange shadows on you tend?
 Since every one hath, every one, one shade,
 And you but one, can every shadow lend. 
Describe Adonis, and the counterfeit
 Is poorly imitated … Continue reading

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Sonnet 52

So am I as the rich, whose blessed key, 
Can bring him to his sweet up-locked treasure, 
The which he will not every hour survey,
 For blunting the fine point of seldom pleasure. 
Therefore are feasts so solemn and so … Continue reading

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