Samuel Daniel

Here you will find the Poem Sonnet LVII: Like As the Lute of poet Samuel Daniel

Sonnet LVII: Like As the Lute

Like as the lute that joys or else dislikes 
As in his art that plays upon the same, 
So sounds my Muse according as she strikes 
On my heart strings high tun'd unto her fame. 
Her touch doth cause the warble of the sound 
Which here I yield in lamentable wise, 
A wailing descant on the sweetest ground, 
Whose due reports give honor to her eyes. 
Else harsh my style, untunable my Muse, 
Hoarse sounds the voice that praiseth not her name; 
If any pleasing relish here I use, 
Then judge the world her beauty gives the same. 
O happy ground that makes the music such, 
And blessed hand that gives so sweet a touch.