I’m not a die-hard Shakespeare fan. I am really bad at poem interpretation. But for once, I want to make myself believe that I do appreciate sonnets… Hmm, just a tad. So, I came across a really awesome Shakespeare piece today. I bet Sir William would want to punch me in the face for describing his work as “awesome” but anyway…
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 owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
Meanwhile, here’s my version of Sonnet 18:
Ha! Very artistic and pretty straightforward right? HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Fact: Compare and contrast matrix is my second favorite tool next to Venn diagrams. These tools make my life easier.
Hi thee. 😛
FYI. This is inspired by xkcd's entry today.