Sonnet 27

TTB -or- SSA

Text by William Shakespeare

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Sonnet 27

Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed,
The dear repose for limbs with travel tired;
But then begins a journey in my head, 
To work my mind, when body's work's expired:
For then my thoughts (from far where I abide) 
Intend a zealous pilgrimage to thee, 
And keep my drooping eyelids open wide, 
Looking on darkness which the blind do see: 
Save that my soul's imaginary sight 
Presents thy shadow to my sightless view,
Which, like a jewel hung in ghastly night, 
Makes black night beauteous and her old face new.
   Lo, thus, by day my limbs, by night my mind,
   For thee, and for myself, no quiet find. 

Performed by Aliro Voices, directed by Kurt Hattenberger

TTB premiered 2016 by Aliro Voices

SSA premiered 2018 by Lumina Women's Ensemble

Performed by Lumina