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New Year’s Sonnet

Sonnet 15 When I consider every thing that growes Holds in perfection but a little moment. That this huge stage presenteth nought but showes Whereon the stars in secret influence comment. When I perceive that men as plants increase, Cheared and checkt even by the selfe-same skie: Vaunt in their youthfull sap, at height decrease, […]

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Sonnets for Advent 4: Sonnet 15

Shakespeare is in part characterised by his genius for particularity, for noticing and bringing to life the individuality (what Gerard Manley Hokins would call the ‘thisness’) of a person, thought, place, or thing. Sonnet 5 takes the idea of the ‘perfection’ of a single, ‘little moment’ as the starting point for a meditation on creativity […]

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