I Think of Thee (Sonnet 29) Summary

I Think of Thee (Sonnet 29) Summary

The poem begins with the speaker exclaiming that he/she thinks about the lover. Neither the sex of the speaker nor of the lover is revealed. The speaker thinks about the lover the same way the wines twine around a tree. The thoughts are like the wines that entangle the tree so densely, so that there is nothing else to see but the green leaves of the wild wine.

This speaker addresses the lover, who is compared to a palm tree, and exclaims that he/she doesn’t prefer thoughts over the real him/her. Dreams aren’t better than the reality. The speaker bids to the lover to renew his/her presence, for them to be together physically.

The speaker encourages the tree (lover) to shake free from the enclosing wild wines (thoughts). The view of the tree (lover) is much better, brings the speaker much more joy. There is no need for wild wine (thoughts) when the speaker can see and hear the love close.

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