Sailor’s Favourite Sonnet

G’day,

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

 

Pax Vobiscum

Kez

 

“When I saw you…” William Shakespeare

G’day,

 

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.

 

Pax Vobiscum

Kez

 

When most I wink….William Shakespeare Sonnet 43

G’day,

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

Pax Vobiscum

Kez

Thoughts on Shakespearean Sonnet…

G’day again,

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….

 

 

THOUGHTS ON “A SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET…”

  1. Hello Kez!
    Yes I see it too. This is one of the most heart achingly beautiful sonnet of the Bard. Daniels struggles in his heart and mind – the world of academia is a place where he could not let his feelings free. What a turmoil indeed.
    I love the the whole Series and cried a lot while reading The Record of my Heart. What wonderful characters Georgina had created.
    They follow near after GOE and his Julianne & of course William & Jane (Raven)

    It is really great and fun how we can be connected thru our love to literature and fantastic authors even though we live on the opposite side of the Equator

    Have a great week!

    Pax tecum!

    xJ

     


     

    Thanks again Judith, you made my evening. 🙂 xo

     

    Pax Vobiscum

    Kez

G’day,

Today I bring you a sonnet.

I picture Daniel, in turmoil over his emotions for Aubrey… (The Weight of Words, by Georgina Guthrie)

  Sonnet 46

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.

                                                                                       William Shakespeare

 

Pax Vobiscum

Kez

 

 

G’day all,

While showcasing The Words series by Georgina Guthrie, I’ll also feature quotes from Shakespeare, enjoy!

Pax Vobiscum

Kez

 

Love looks not with the eyes,

but with the mind.’

                         William Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream