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-- 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 61 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 61

Shakespeare's Sonnet 61


  1    Is it thy will thy image should keep open
  2    My heavy eyelids to the weary night?
  3    Dost thou desire my slumbers should be broken,
  4    While shadows like to thee do mock my sight?
  5    Is it thy spirit that thou send'st from thee
  6    So far from home into my deeds to pry,
  7    To find out shames and idle hours in me,
  8    The scope and tenor of thy jealousy?
  9    O, no! thy love, though much, is not so great:
 10    It is my love that keeps mine eye awake;
 11    Mine own true love that doth my rest defeat,
 12    To play the watchman ever for thy sake:
 13      For thee watch I whilst thou dost wake elsewhere,
 14      From me far off, with others all too near.

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