Shakespeare's Sonnets: So are you to my thoughts as food to life
1So are you to my thoughts as food to life
3And for the peace of you I hold such strife
4As 'twixt a miser and his wealth is found,
5Now proud as an enjoyer, and anon
7Now counting best to be with you alone,
8Then better'd that the world may see my pleasure,
9Some-time all full with feasting on your sight,
10And by and by clean starvèd for a look,
11Possessing or pursuing no delight
12Save what is had, or must from you be took.
13 Thus do I pine and surfeit day by day,
14 Or gluttoning on all, or all away.
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): e4v.
RPO poem Editors: