Disegni: Diego Romano  


Sonetto 8


Music to hear, why hearíst thou music sadly?
Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy:
Why lovíst thou that which thou receivíst not gladly
Or else receivíst with pleasure tine annoy?
If the true concord of well tuned sounds,
By unions married do offend thine ear,
They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds
In singleness the parts that thou shouldíst bear:
Mark how one string sweet husband to another.
Strikes each in each by mutual ordering;
Resembling sire, and child, and happy mother,
Who all in one, one pleasing note do sing:
Whose speechless song being many, seeming one.
Sings this to thee thou single wilt prove none.