On Twitter, I recently asked my followers and friends which novel/play/sonnet of Shakespeare do they love the most. As for me, I loved a lot of his works and one of them is Sonnet 18 which goes..
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 dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed:
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.
Which human being will say this is not perfect? Tell me! And the last two lines made it clear that it is just a perfect sonnet. I’d marry anyone who could recite that in front of me wholeheartedly while looking into my eyes.
What can I do? I like people who likes art and poetry. It’s heavenly.