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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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