Sonnet V By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet V

BECAUSE I know that there is that in me
Of which thou shouldst be proud, and not ashamed,–
Because I feel one made thy choice should be
Not even by fools and slanderers rashly blamed,–
Because I fear, howe’er thy soul may strive
Against the weakness of that inward pain,
The falsehoods which my enemies contrive
Not always seek to wound thine ear in vain,–
Therefore I sometimes weep, when I should smile,
At all the vain frivolity and sin
Which those who know me not (yet me revile)–
My would-be judges–cast my actions in;
But else their malice hath nor sting nor smart–
For I appeal from them, Beloved, to thine own heart!

:: ADVERTISEMENTS ::
Share:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.