Shakespeare's Sonnets: Is it thy will thy image should keep op'n

Sonnet 61

Original Text: 
SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (London: G. Eld for T. T. and sold by William Aspley, 1609): e1v.
2My heavy eyelids to the weary night?
4While shadows like to thee do mock my sight?
5Is it thy spirit that thou send'st from thee
6So far from home into my deeds to pry,
7To find out shames and idle hours in me,
9O no, thy love, though much, is not so great,
10It is my love that keeps mine eye awake,
11Mine own true love that doth my rest defeat,
12To play the watch-man ever for thy sake.
13    For thee watch I, whil'st thou dost wake elsewhere,
14    From me far off, with others all too near.


1] op'n] open Q. Back to Line
3] brok'n] broken Q. Back to Line
8] tenor] tenure Q ("drift, purpose"). Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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