Author: Gatis (81.198.70.---)
Date: 01-25-06 13:25
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In faith I do not love thee with mine eyes,
For they in thee a thousand errors note;
But \'tis my heart that loves what they despise,
Who, in despite of view, is pleased to dote.
Nor are mine ears with thy tongue\'s tune delighted;
Nor tender feeling, to base touches prone,
Nor taste, nor smell, desire to be invited
To any sensual feast with thee alone:
But my five wits nor my five senses can
Dissuade one foolish heart from serving thee,
Who leaves unsway\'d the likeness of a man,
Thy proud heart\'s slave and vassal wretch to be:
Only my plague thus far I count my gain,
That she that makes me sin awards me pain.
Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took,
And each doth good turns now unto the other:
When that mine eye is famish\'d for a look,
Or heart in love with sighs himself doth smother,
With my love\'s picture then my eye doth feast,
And to the painted banquet bids my heart;
Another time mine eye is my heart\'s guest,
And in his thoughts of love doth share a part:
So, either by thy picture or my love,
Thy self away, art present still with me;
For thou not farther than my thoughts canst move,
And I am still with them, and they with thee;
Or, if they sleep, thy picture in my sight
Awakes my heart, to heart\'s and eye\'s delight.
Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold.
-Shakespeare, As You Like It
If you\'ve seen one redwood, you\'ve seen them all.