My love is as a fever, longing still
- Date of entry: May-07-2001
- Last revised: Sep-01-2006
The unrequited love of the narrator is compared to a devastating fever. Reason, "the physician," is ignored and cannot abate the disease. Without reason, madness (fever) reigns; and the poet renounces his beloved as "black as hell, as dark as night."
The Histories and Poems of Shakespeare
V. 2, Modern Library