Thursday, 26 May 2011

Heart skips a beat

Found a flat on trademe that is perfect. Hope and pray it's the one! Spent entire day at uni today which is unusual for me. I'm more of a turn up for class then skedaddle type student. It's late so I'm just going to share my favourite sonnet today, which I was thinking about the other day. My yr13 English teacher introduced it to me  and it's been a favourite of mine ever since.

Sonnet 130

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damask'd, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

- William Shakespeare


  1. That's good news. Wow, the sonnet's not very flattering is it? "Black wires grow on her head" HAHA! And reeking breath! Not your typical love poem!

  2. yes but that's the beauty of it, he says he loves her nonetheless. awww!


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