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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

William Shakespeare--"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 wandering 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.

1 comment:

Alan K.Farrar said...

One of the greatest poems ever written.

I have performed this publically several times - the two most "significant" for me being during the wedding service of two friends, and during the funeral service of my sister.

I find it a great one to do with teenagers too.

Great Writing Prompt

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