Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! It is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error, and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Love always stays.
Love is a guide.
Love lasts forever.
Every word I have written is true.
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It’s William Shakespeare’s 449th birthday today! Since records state that he was baptised on April 26th, the widely-accepted date of his birth is April 23rd, 1564. To join in the festivities, I’ve -attempted- to compose a sonnet for him:
A toast to Will, the Bard of Avon, true He turns four hundred forty-nine today. Of speech and song his words still ring in cue, Resounding deep in script and stage to stay. His language is a twisting, turning ink Medicine for human heart and mind. It shapes and gives a necessary link For fervent souls who seek and wish to find: A love both sick and beautiful to face, A humour, bawdy and yet full of wit. A sadness of a heavy, drawn out case All spun into a Globe so brightly lit. Plays are things, an entertaining sell, But Shakespeare gives us more than what is well.
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