When to the sessions of sweet silent thought

Funeral Poem for a Friend: When to the Sessions (Sonnet 30)

The death of a dear friend or loved one is not only a time for grief and mourning; it is also a time for remembrance. It is a time, as William Shakespeare put it in Sonnet 30, for “sessions of sweet silent thought” in which we “summon up remembrance of things past.” The joys of …

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