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Sonnet 73

That time of year thou mayst in me behold,
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou seest the twilight of such day,
As after sunset fadeth in the west,
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou seest the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed whereon it must expire,
Consumed with that which it was nourished by.
    This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong,
    To love that well, which thou must leave ere long.

Salome Jens

Salome Jens is an American stage, film and television actress. Born in Wisconsin, she later moved to New York and attracted admiration with her performances in the theater, including Jean Genet’s “The Balcony” and as Josie in “A Moon for the Misbegotten”. She has had a long and varied on-screen career as well, and is currently prehaps best known for her appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space 9.

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