Sonnet 45

sara sends this one in from new orleans:

sara is a poet, a musician, and generally one of the people you feel extremely lucky to know if you have the chance to cross paths with her.

and we’re extremely lucky that she read for us today.

consider our collective paths now crossed.

thank you sara.

Sonnet 45
The other two, slight air and purging fire,
Are both with thee, wherever I abide;
The first my thought, the other my desire,
These present-absent with swift motion slide.
For when these quicker elements are gone
In tender embassy of love to thee,
My life, being made of four, with two alone
Sinks down to death, oppress’d with melancholy;
Until life’s composition be recured
By those swift messengers return’d from thee,
Who even but now come back again, assured
Of thy fair health, recounting it to me:
This told, I joy; but then no longer glad,
I send them back again and straight grow sad.

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