Petrarch is generally reckoned to be the earliest true master of the form. Sonnet 34: Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day By William Shakespeare About this Poet While William Shakespeare’s reputation is based primarily on his plays, he became famous first as a poet. Sonnet XXVIII Petrarch.
‘Avignon’ - Histoire des Villes de France (p92, Paris 1844), Aristide Guilbert, The British Library.
The sonnet was very soon taken up by another Tuscan, the poet Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch).
The poet might lament the inner hurt that he feels because of the youth's actions, but the sonnet ends with him unable to remain angry. 'Tis not enough that through the cloud thou break, To dry the rain on my storm-beaten face, For no man well of such a … Petrarch's Sonnet 333 (translated by Morris Bishop) Go, grieving rimes of mine, to that hard stone Whereunder lies my darling, lies my dear, And cry to her to speak from heaven's sphere. Album The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch. Added by Petrarch to his copy of Virgil.
Just as in Sonnet 33's line 13, "Yet him for this my love no whit disdaineth," the poet remains steadfast in his devotion to the youth. Amoretti, Sonnet 34 by Edmund Spenser. The sonnet has religious connotations too.
You who hear the sound, in scattered rhymes, To make a graceful act of revenge, It was on that day when the sun’s ray.
Sun, why did you make it look like today was going to be such a beautiful day, so that I went out without my cloak, only to let nasty clouds overtake me on my way, … What infinite providence and art. When I utter sighs, in calling out to you, Like as a ship, that through the ocean wide, By conduct of some star, doth make her way, ... Spenser draws heavily on Petrarch as regards the metaphors of sea voyages, sea storms and ships.
Sonnet XXVIII Lyrics. SONNET 34 Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day, And make me travel forth without my cloak, To let base clouds o'ertake me in my way, Hiding thy bravery in their rotten smoke? HE SEEKS SOLITUDE, BUT LOVE FOLLOWS HIM EVERYWHERE ... 34. The sea stands for sensual pleasures.