Sonnet: On Comparison

Compare ’tween nearly equal personnel,
Who art almost alike in every way;
Compare you can’t a devil with angel
Or darkness with sunlight nor night with day!

Equate not ocean vast with small a sea;
The brine with sweet-smelling Rose essence;
How can a giant’s girth and property,
Ev’r match a dwarf and sense equal non-sense?

A Banyan-tree has mighty growth to make;
A shrub remains always a plant so small;
No one compares a puddle with a lake:
A pigmy horse with giraffe’s stature tall!

Two things of nearly similar proportions
Can be compared in akin situations.
Copyright by Dr John Celes 7-29-2000

by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

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