Shakespeare's Sonnets Navigator Summary of Sonnet 33 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 33

Shakespeare's Sonnet 33

  1    Full many a glorious morning have I seen
  2    Flatter the mountain-tops with sovereign eye,
  3    Kissing with golden face the meadows green,
  4    Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy;
  5    Anon permit the basest clouds to ride
  6    With ugly rack on his celestial face,
  7    And from the forlorn world his visage hide,
  8    Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace:
  9    Even so my sun one early morn did shine
 10    With all triumphant splendor on my brow;
 11    But out, alack! he was but one hour mine;
 12    The region cloud hath mask'd him from me now.
 13      Yet him for this my love no whit disdaineth;
 14      Suns of the world may stain when heaven's sun staineth.
Recommended: Expressive Reading by Tomás Creus with Some Beautiful Video

"Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy"

Image source: SHEER NUMBERS

<<<  Previous Next  >>>