Friday, May 23, 2008

Bare, Ruined Choirs

The Ruins of Holyrood Chapel, Edinburgh, Effect of Moonlight [Oil on canvas, 1824] -- Louis Daguerre

That time of year thou may'st in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold;
Bare ruin'd choirs where late the sweet birds sang.

(Sonnet 73)

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