What's in the brain? (Michael Gray)
- Editor: Michael Gray (submitted 2016-12-09). Score information: Letter (landscape), 10 pages, 315 kB Copyright: CC BY NC ND
- Edition notes: Part of an on-going collection, "Book of Sonnets."
Description: Part of an on-going collection, "Book of Sonnets."
External websites: http://www.graymichael.com
Original text and translations
What's in the brain that ink may character,
Which hath not figur'd to thee my true spirit?
What's new to speak, what new to register,
That may express my love or thy dear merit?
Nothing sweet boy; but yet, like prayers divine,
I must, each day say o'er the very same;
Counting no old thing old, thou mine, I thine,
Even as when first I hallow'd thy fair name.
So that eternal love in love's fresh case
Weighs not the dust and injury of age,
Nor gives to necessary wrinkles place,
But makes antiquity for aye his page,
Finding the first conceit of love there bred
Where time and outward form would show it dead.
William Shakespeare (Sonnet CVIII)