Monday, December 7, 2009

This Most Balmy Time...

There is nothing finer than waking up each morning to a Shakespearean sonnet.

Literally.

Sonnet CVII.
Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul
Of the wide world dreaming on things to come,
Can yet the lease of my true love control,
Supposed as forfeit to a confined doom.


The mortal moon hath her eclipse endured
And the sad augurs mock their own presage;

Incertainties now crown themselves assured
And peace proclaims olives of endless age.


Now with the drops of this most balmy time
My love looks fresh, and death to me subscribes,
Since, spite of him, I'll live in this poor rhyme,
While he insults o'er dull and speechless tribes:
And thou in this shalt find thy monument,
When tyrants' crests and tombs of brass are spent.


Translation, in brief:

Love will conquer all.

Love will outlast any chaos, any tragedy.

Love is worth more than any title, any statue, any amount of money.


See? Nothing better than Shakespeare-in-the-morning.


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1 comment:

astraea said...

cats will go on having kittens. thank you, yessssssssss of yes