When I was in high school I learned this sonnet for a play I was in. I’ve loved it ever since. For some odd reason, at random times I find myself reciting it.
It is such a beautiful poem about the long-lasting effects of love despite the passing of time.
I love this sonnet so much that I figured I would share it here with all of you so you can enjoy a little Shakespeare today as well.
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O 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 prov’d,
I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d.