Shall I compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?
Today is Poetry Saturday. I have a sonnet that I have loved. It’s by the great poet William Shakespeare.
I don’t often find Shakespeare’s plays amazing, Romeo and Juliet killed any hope that he had to be what I considered a good playwright. What can I say, I’m a romantic, so when the characters that I have invested in an whole story don’t end up together I put the title on my shelf of stories I dislike. Some other titles on this shelf include Lord of the Flies, East of Eden, Titanic, and Heart of Darkness.
I do love Shakespeare’s sonnets. So today I thought I share my favorite sonnet.
SONNET 18 by William Shakespeare.
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st;
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
You opened up streams and springs.
You dried up rivers that flow all year long.
16 You rule over the day and the night.
You created the sun and the moon.
17 You decided where the borders of the earth would be.
You made both summer and winter.
TTFN and God Bless You and Keep You.