Weekly Interlinear Poem







This is the poem
for the week of June 29.
A new interlinear poem
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Robert Jackson

Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts

-Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 31


Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts
endeared=made dear, enriched (the ed is pronounced here, as well as in supposed, buried,. . .)
all hearts=hearts of former loves
Which I by lacking have supposed dead,
And there reigns love and all love's loving parts,
there=in loved one's bosom
all love's loving parts=the loving characteristics of former loves
And all those friends which I thought buried.
all those friends - the friends live on in the loved one's bosom
thought buried=thought lost
How many a holy and obsequious tear
obsequious tear=tear shed at a burial service (obsequy)
Hath dear religious love stol'n from mine eye
As interest of the dead, which now appear
interest of the dead=payment to the dead
appear=appear to be

But things removed that hidden in thee lie!
Thou art the grave where buried love doth live,
Hung with the trophies of my lovers gone,
Who all their parts of me to thee did give;
all their parts of me=the parts that the poet gave his lovers were passed on to the one beloved
That due of many now is thine alone:
that due of many=what was due to many lovers
Their images I loved I view in thee,
And thou, all they, hast all the all of me.
thou, all they=beloved's bosom contains all the poet's past loves
all the all=utterly everything


Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts,
Which I by lacking have supposed dead,
And there reigns love and all love's loving parts,
And all those friends which I thought buried.
How many a holy and obsequious tear
Hath dear religious love stol'n from mine eye
As interest of the dead, which now appear
But things removed that hidden in thee lie!
Thou art the grave where buried love doth live,
Hung with the trophies of my lovers gone,
Who all their parts of me to thee did give;
That due of many now is thine alone:
Their images I loved I view in thee,
And thou, all they, hast all the all of me.