Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth
This is actually one of the more spiritually oriented poems extolling the virtues of preparing the soul and criticizing those who spend on lavish appearances. The physical world will dissolve but the spiritual world will continue. Thus, this is not a love sonnet but an appeal challenging readers to lead a good life. This notion can be explored through the practical activities in the workbook where group and individual tasks focus on rhyme, meter, meaning and imagery. The reading of the sonnet also adds dimension.