All English Sonnets
When some unpremeditated want
Superior to all needs and circumstance,
Confronts me shinning, then to it I grant
Unhindered passage. Let it then advance.
Like panthers are when wounded, though adroit,
So forgetful of skills and mindless cause,
Such havoc that they let the foe exploit
Their spring upon their foe without a pause.
But all substantial things I ever did,
And every lilting song I did create
Were all achieved when I was by it bid
To follow it O God! and I reiterate.
That in its rare appearance I exult,
And love its buoyant movement and tumult.