As we’re nearing the final review of Georgina Guthrie’s Word series with The Record of my Heart, let’s take a look at:
Daniel (aka Sailor)’s favourite Sonnet…
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 proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
William Shakespeare Sonnet 116
With the final review of The Word series by Georgina Guthrie only days away, I thought I would share with you my favourite Shakespearean quote…
When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew
William Shakespeare – Hamlet
I hope it brings a smile, as it did for me.
Today I bring you another sonnet, enjoy!
Can you not see Daniel yearning for the day he and Aubrey can be together with this one?
When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see,
For all the day they view things unrespected;
But when I sleep, in dreams they look on thee,
And darkly bright are bright in dark directed;
Then thou, whose shadow shadows doth make bright,
How would thy shadow’s form form happy show
To the clear day with thy much clearer light,
When to unseeing eyes thy shade shines so?
How would, I say, mine eyes be blessed made
By looking on thee in the living day,
When in dead night thy fair imperfect shade
Through heavy sleep on sightless eyes doth stay?
All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.
William Shakespeare – Sonnet 43
Hear my soul speak. Of the very instant that I saw you,
Did my heart fly at your service.
William Shakespeare – The Tempest
I wanted to bring to the forefront a wonderful comment I received from Judith, it is a perfect example of how I envision this blog may inspire others to share their thoughts and common love for beautiful writing….
Today I bring you a sonnet.
I picture Daniel, in turmoil over his emotions for Aubrey… (The Weight of Words, by Georgina Guthrie)
Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war,
How to divide the conquest of thy sight;
Mine eye my heart thy picture’s sight would bar,
My heart mine eye the freedom of that right.
My heart doth plead that thou in him dost lie,
A closet never pierced with crystal eyes,
But the defendant doth that plea deny,
And says in him thy fair appearance lies.
To ‘cide this title is impannelled
A quest of thoughts, all tenants to the heart;
And by their verdict is determined
The clear eye’s moiety, and the dear heart’s part:
As thus: mine eye’s due is thine outward part,
And my heart’s right, thine inward love of heart.
While showcasing The Words series by Georgina Guthrie, I’ll also feature quotes from Shakespeare, enjoy!
Love looks not with the eyes,
but with the mind.’
William Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream