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Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Shakespeare's Sonnets Navigator Summary of Sonnet 27 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 27

Shakespeare's Sonnet 27

  1    Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed,
  2    The dear repose for limbs with travel tired;
  3    But then begins a journey in my head,
  4    To work my mind, when body's work's expired:
  5    For then my thoughts, from far where I abide,
  6    Intend a zealous pilgrimage to thee,
  7    And keep my drooping eyelids open wide,
  8    Looking on darkness which the blind do see;
  9    Save that my soul's imaginary sight
 10    Presents thy shadow to my sightless view,
 11    Which, like a jewel hung in ghastly night,
 12    Makes black night beauteous and her old face new.
 13      Lo! thus, by day my limbs, by night my mind,
 14      For thee and for myself no quiet find.
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"my soul's imaginary sight / Presents thy shadow to my sightless view"


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