Monday, August 21, 2006
The Marriage of True Minds
I was reading this blog and saw this Sonnet By Shakespeare that I haven't read in a long time. It's so beautiful that I was inspired to copy it here. Enjoy! :-)
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.
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116
If you need an explanation of the poem, you can find it here. You can find the rest of Shakespeares 154 sonnets here. The photo was taken in Naxos, Greece.