Sonnet 31, Astrophil & Stella

By: Philip Sidney (1554–1586)


With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb’st the skies!
How silently, and with how wan a face!
What, may it be that even in heav’nly place
That busy archer his sharp arrows tries!
Sure, if that long-with love-acquainted eyes
Can judge of love, thou feel’st a lover’s case,
I read it in thy looks; thy languish’d grace
To me, that feel the like, thy state descries.
Then, ev’n of fellowship, O Moon, tell me,
Is constant love deem’d there but want of wit?
Are beauties there as proud as here they be?
Do they above love to be lov’d, and yet
Those lovers scorn whom that love doth possess?
Do they call virtue there ungratefulness?


College Assignment 3

(Poem for FutureLearn course. Wrote this when I was 16)


Colours flow through my head,

Purples, reds and blues,

Coming in a flood of colours,

Trying to think of the best collaboration of colours,

Light starts to drip into the room through the window,

A beautiful gold with a dab of sparkle,

The silver moon and stars have gone away for now,

I go to the window and then it hits me,

The most beautiful sight ever.

The dew dripping off the trees,

And in the distance looking towards the horizon,

The most wonderful sight of purple, reds and blues,

And more shades in between.

I take a picture with my minds eye,

I rush over to my canvass,

Two hours later a masterpiece is born,

I smile with great pride at the beauty of my art.

I bow my head and thank God for such a beautiful place to live,

A tear escapes me as I think of how much it is getting worse,

And how all the beauty is going away forever and I cry with God,

And all the angels who weep for the beauty will soon be gone,

The grey dullness will fill the sight and there will be no more sunrises,

Or sunsets, or see the beauty of dew dripping off the lushes green trees.

I will make sure that I capture as much beauty that God has given us,

For when that day comes when there is no more beauty on this Earth,

I will still have my painting to look at,

Those beautiful glimpses of heaven.


College Assignment 2

(Poem for FutureLearn course. Wrote this when I was 16)


You blame yourself constantly.

It is not your fault.

You had no control in the matter.

What happened, happened.

You apologize to your loved ones.

It’s ok, it is not your fault.

If you could have controlled it, it wouldn’t have happened.

It’s in the past and the past you can’t change, no matter what.

The only one you can blame is life.

Well just to let you know, I am still here.

I still care and I still love you.

You can’t get rid of me or make me stop caring and loving you.

I said I was gonna be here for you and here I am.

You can’t see me but I am here.

Watching you,

Listening to you,

Caring for you,

Loving you,

Here I am, this is the way I am.

I am gonna be here till the end of time.

And till the end of your and I will watch you.

Hope you make the right choices,

Listening to you,

Caring for you,

And loving you.

I am here for you, don’t forget that.

Love forever!



College Assignment

(Poem for FutureLearn. I wrote this when I was 16)

To you,

So, how is it going?

I know you’re probably thinking who is this? And well that is a very good question,

However, I’m not going to tell you!

It is a super surprise.

You would never be able to guess who this is.

I know that you would never be able to figure it out.

You seem to be stressed.

However, I want you  you to know that I will always be there for you, no matter what.

Things look difficult but it will get better.

See nothing lasts forever, well actually there is only one thing that will last an eternity.

Did you figure me out yet?

See it is a super surprise because you think that I am not there for you, but I am.

You want me to answer you and help you; I do, just in ways that you don’t expect.

I am very creative.

I am kind and gentle.

No matter what you do, I will always be there for you, even if you kill, and I will always forgive you.

So do you know who I am?

I have a book based upon me and it is in every language.

Well the point of this is to tell you not to give up and if you need me, I will always be there for you cause I love you deeply.

Love always,