The Art of Love :A Sonnet
The Art of Love
Since we are in the season of love, I thought it prudent to share a love sonnet by the world’s greatest poet, playwright and dramatist, William Shakespeare.
If you are an ardent reader or student of literature, you must have read at least one of his novels and poems. Remember, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Hamlet’, ‘The Tempest’?
He wrote some of the best sonnets ever published. This very sonnet is a profound meditation on the nature of love and passion.
Written by William Shakespeare
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.
I hope you enjoyed it…
You know you love me.