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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 47 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 47

Shakespeare's Sonnet 47


  1    Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took,
  2    And each doth good turns now unto the other:
  3    When that mine eye is famish'd for a look,
  4    Or heart in love with sighs himself doth smother,
  5    With my love's picture then my eye doth feast
  6    And to the painted banquet bids my heart;
  7    Another time mine eye is my heart's guest
  8    And in his thoughts of love doth share a part:
  9    So, either by thy picture or my love,
 10    Thyself away art present still with me;
 11    For thou not farther than my thoughts canst move,
 12    And I am still with them and they with thee;
 13      Or, if they sleep, thy picture in my sight
 14      Awakes my heart to heart's and eye's delight.
"my love's picture"

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