Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONNET, by WILLIAM COLLINS (1721-1759)



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First Line: When phoebe form'd a wanton smile
Last Line: The fabled queen of love.
Subject(s): Love


WHEN Phoebe form'd a wanton smile,
My soul! it reach'd not here!
Strange, that thy peace, thou trembler, flies
Before a rising tear!

From midst the drops, my love is born,
That o'er those eyelids rove:
Thus issued from a teeming wave
The fabled queen of love.





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