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"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 wand’ring bark,

Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken”

(Sonnet 116)

-William Shakespeare

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450 years old and not looking a day past 300 - happy birthday, Shakespeare!

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Let me not to the marriage of true mindsAdmit impediments. Love is not loveWhich 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. 

By the Lake Books, Burlington Ontario. 
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To celebrate the 450th birthday of the Bard of Avon (and National Poetry Month), a dash of lines… my favorite: Sonnet 116 

project-read:

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. 

By the Lake Books, Burlington Ontario.

Website | Facebook

To celebrate the 450th birthday of the Bard of Avon (and National Poetry Month), a dash of lines… my favorite: Sonnet 116 

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