We explore the ins and outs of SONNET 16, with friend and Guest Voice, Anthony Panzica.
1609 QUARTO ACTING CLUES VERSION
But wherefore do not you a mightier waie But wherefore do not you a mightier way
Make warre uppon this bloudie tirant time? Make war upon this bloody tyrant / time?
And fortifie your self in your decay And fortify / yourself in your decay
With meanes more blessed then my barren rime? With means more Blessed then my Barren rhyme?
Now stand you on the top of happie houres, Now stand you on the top of hap-py hours,
And many maiden gardens yet unset, And many maiden gardens yet unset,
With vertuous wish would beare your living flowers, With vertuous wish would bear your living flowers,
Much liker then your painted counterfeit: Much liker then your painted counterfeit:
So should the lines of life that life repaire So should the Lines of Life that Life repair
Which this (Times pensel or my pupill pen) Which this (Time's pencil or my pupil pen)
Neither in inward worth nor outward faire Neither in inward worth nor outward fair
Can make you live your self in eies of men, Can make you live your self in eyes of men,
To give away your selfe, keeps your self still, To give away / your self, keeps your self still,
And you must live drawne by your owne sweet skill. And you must live drawn by your own sweet skill.