Head over to popsonnet.tumblr.com to find out, after reading this sweet song turned sonnet:
I had considered love a mythic force,
a fable told to children ere they slept —
and if ’twas real, it showed me no remorse
while it withheld the wistful dreams I kept.
I thought of romance like a chest of gold,
assuming what I gave would e’er be lost;
thus I commanded that my heart grow cold
so I might ne’er incur its heavy cost.
But when at last I saw her visage fair,
my chill’d convictions thaw’d to my relief;
I’m now the heart’s disciple, deep in pray’r
and thoroughly devout in my belief.
—- No force on earth could ever be applied
to make me, love’s apostle, leave her side.
The Monkees, “I’m a Believer”
(Folger Magazine. Fall 2014. p. 33)