Thoughtful Thursdays | Summer | Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?

Today’s poem is a classic for a Summer’s day.

 


 

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?

 

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 in his gold complexion dimm’d;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d:

But they eternal summer shall not fade

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;

Nor shall Death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

 

 

William Shakespeare, Sonnet XVIII

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