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Monday, 24 May 2010

Quotation of the Week (21/2010)


Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.
~ 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.

William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18


jeannette said...

Beautiful pink flowers, Monika!

Ginny said...

You picked a perfect quote to go along with this. I love the flowers, so fluffy and pale, but the buds are so much darker. How beautiful.

Sandra said...

so long as i can live or breathe i will love flowers. love the poem and the flowers

California Girl said...

It's hard to beat Shakespeare when it comes to love sonnets. A nice way to begin our week. Thank you!


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