Marie Spartali Stillman and Mr. Shakespeare: Love Sonnets

Sonnet 116:

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Sources

Wikimedia Commons contributors, “File:Marie Spartali Stillman – Love Sonnets.jpg,” Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Marie_Spartali_Stillman_-_Love_Sonnets.jpg&oldid=261239939 (accessed November 4, 2018).

Poetry Foundation, Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds, by William Shakespeare,  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45106/sonnet-116-let-me-not-to-the-marriage-of-true-minds , (accessed 4 Nov 2018).

 

Thanks for Reading! 🙂

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. simplywendi says:

    beautiful painting and even more beautiful poem by Shakespeare. LOVE him!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi simplywendi! I’m so happy you enjoy this – thanks for commenting! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. simplywendi says:

        my pleasure. even though I don’t always comment, I do enjoy your blog.

        Liked by 1 person

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