Happy Valentines Day!
Today on the blog I share my favourite William Shakespeare sonnet. This sonnet was chosen and used on my wedding day. Anna is getting married tomorrow (we are all a little bit excited!) – and on behalf of the sorella-hood we wish her and J1 well for the big day and much happiness for their future life together.
I hope Anna and you all, enjoy A Love Sonnet 116 and enjoy a warm and fuzzy Valentines Day with ALL of those special loves in your life.
Sonnet 116 is about love in its most ideal form. It praises those who have come to each other freely and enter a relationship based on trust and understanding. The poet believes love, when constant and strong, will not alter and that true love is an ‘ever fixed mark’… Love is a guiding star and its value cannot be measured.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments, love is not love
Which alters when if alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
Oh no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand’ring 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.
1564 – 1616
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