02 February 2010

Shakespeare Sonnet 116

Ack! I missed my 'Speeches that make me cry' in February 1st. My bad.

In honor of this month of love, I'm going to forgo the actual tearjerker and stick with something that simply speaks to me. Printed in full

Shakespeare Sonnet 116

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.

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