Shall I compare thee to a sunless day?
The eerie darkness, the compelling night,
Forever I repeat and I do say,
You replace my sun and become my light.
An inner fire does burn in my soul,
At the mercy of your greatness I bow,
For my will is but a grain of sand tossed against your knoll.
Into the eternal darkness I sail my scow,
My refuge I seek,
An oasis in a desert place,
Though the odds are bleak,
O Sun, return not and reveal not my disgrace;
Never depart from me my sunless day,
In you I shall dwell, come what may.
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