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Sonnet 65

              ,           ,           ,           ,         ,
      Since^brass,| nor stone,| nor earth,| nor bound|less sea,
           ,        ,    ,        ,             x
      But sad | mortal|ity | oresways | their power,
       ,                ,            ,       ,        ,
      How with | this rage | shall beau|ty hold | a plea,
             ,            ,   ,         ,         x
      Whose^ac|tion is / no stron|ger than | a flower?
          ,           ,         ,        ,           ,
      O* how | shall sum|mer's hon|ey breath | hold^out,
          ,           ,         ,         ,     2     ,
      Against | the wrack|ful siege | of bat|tering days,
             ,         ,     ,         ,          ,
      When rocks | impreg|nable | are not | so* stout,
             ,          ,            ,           ,        ,
      Nor* gates | of steel | so* strong | but Time | decays?
          ,       ,    ,         ,        ,
      O fear|ful med|ita|tion, where | alack,
              ,        ,    ,            ,        T    T   T
      Shall Time's | best jewel | from Time's | chest lie hid?  ????
       .   T     T     T            x        T     T    T
      Or what strong hand | can hold his | swift foot back?
          ,          ,          ,      ,        ,
      Or who | his spoil | of beau|ty can | forbid?
          ,        ,          ,    ,           ,
      O none,| unless | this mir|acle | have^might,
          2     ,      ,         ,          T     T      T
      That in black | ink my | love may*| still shine bright.

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