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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"

Sonnet 18
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

Campbell Meadow, near our house.  Have an awesome Wednesday!


Barbara Rogers said...

I get it, one of you holds the leash and one the camera! Great pics of a sunny walk.

Anonymous said...

The ideal photos for this poem on so many levels.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

And summer's lease hath all too short a date;

But blog it and the summer's shared

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

Missues, dogs, and pottery.

(My apologies to Will.) :-)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Missus! Ack. Typo in a sonnet!

smalltownme said...


Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Cheri wins comment of the year!

Lovely in every way!

Common Household Mom said...

Cheri, that is awesome!

Gary, I love these photos and they lift my spirits. You have some awesome outdoorsiness around you. And Shakespeare - always good to read a sonnet.

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