Samuel Daniel

Here you will find the Poem Sonnet XLIX: How Long of poet Samuel Daniel

Sonnet XLIX: How Long

How long shall I in mine affliction mourn, 
A burden to myself, distress'd in mind? 
When shall my interdicted hopes return 
From out despair wherein they live confin'd? 
When shall her troubled brow charg'd with disdain 
Reveal the treasure which her smiles impart? 
When shall my faith the happiness attain 
To break the ice that hath congeal'd her heart? 
Unto herself, herself my love doth summon, 
If love in her hath any power to move, 
And let her tell me as she is a woman 
Whether my faith hath not deserv'd her love. 
I know she cannot but must needs confess it, 
Yet deigns not with one simple sign t'express it.