Friday, February 25, 2011

Poetry Friday: A Little Shakespeare

Tomorrow I will be attending a bridal shower for my daughter. She’ll be getting married in two months. I feel blessed because both of my daughters have chosen some pretty great guys. So, in their honor, a little Shakespeare to wrap up this Valentine month:


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

For more great poetry, head over to Read Write Believe where Sarah has graciously offered to host this week:


Diane said...

I've changed the settings so that the comments come up in this format. I think the problem with posting comments may be solved.

Andrea Murphy said...

Congratulations on two good guys for two great girls, Mur! (And also for a lovely Poetry Friday choice.)

I'm Jet . . . said...

Congratulations to you all on excellent choices (today's poetry selection AND your daughters' selections)!

Sara said...

I love that sonnet! Actually, I love Shakespeare most any old time, but it's nice to hear good news along with it. Congratulations to your family!

Mary Lee said...

Best wishes for both daughters that their new love will stand the test of time!