Friday, June 25, 2010

Sonnet #18

I had to memorize this as a 5th grader and I still know it to this day. Since summer officially began this week, I thought it was appropriate- it's one of my favorites.

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 oft' 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 owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wanderest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.


m.a.f said...

does it get any better than shakespeare? ever?!

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

How sweet! I miss having to memorize poems for school! Perfect for a lovely summer day like today : )

xx Katie

Andhari said...

This reminds me of high school assignment. I usually love it when we have to look for a poem and memorize it :)