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With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies! Steaminess Rating

By Sir Philip Sidney

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Steaminess Rating


Frustration, pain, sadness, love—those are the feelings and emotions on display in this poem. There's no lust, sexual desire, lechery at all. That means this isn't a sexual poem at all. Still, there are few other sonnets in Astrophel and Stella that do get, let's just say, a little steamy.

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