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William Shakespeare

The forward violet thus did I chide,
‘Sweet thief, whence didst thou steal they sweet that
smells,
If not from my love’s breath? The purple pride
Which on thy soft cheek for complexion dwells
In my love’s veins thou has too grossly dyed.
The lily I condemned for thy hand,
And buds of marjoram had stol’n thy hair;
The roses fearfully on thorns did stand,
One blushing shame, another white despair;
A third, nor red nor white, had stol’n of both,
And to his robbery had annex’d thy breath,
But, for his theft, in pride of all his growth
A vengeful canker eat him up to death.
More flowers I noted, yet I none could see
But sweet, or colour, it had stol’n from thee.

Comments

  • indigo-song
    indigo-song8 months ago

    He continues to endure and inspire…I have in mind a write..happy birthday Will.:)

  • :) x

    – PJ Ryan

  • Sinead-Claire
    Sinead-Claire8 months ago

    Love William. He does indeed inspire. x

  • :) x

    – PJ Ryan

  • kendrickj
    kendrickj8 months ago

    He was a klutz with women apparently. Possibly he knew them too well, a turn-off to say the least LOL…

  • :D

    – PJ Ryan

  • LisaMM
    LisaMM8 months ago

    he doth maketh ones heart a flutter…..a most glorious write by the most wonderful Bard. Happy Birthday to William Shakespeare. Thanks for sharing Nicole. I love his words.

  • thanks lisa :) x

    – PJ Ryan

  • Donna19
    Donna198 months ago

    Oh Bill <sigh> :) Love this friend

  • thanks donna :) x

    – PJ Ryan

  • lawrie .
    lawrie .8 months ago

    A very fitting Birthday tribute….Stunner of a write Nic, much enjoyed x

  • thank you lawrie. an elderly lady gave me a book recently with shakespeare sonnets so i’ve been flicking through it and this one jumped out at me in all of its colourful splendour. x

    and i’d like to say that i knew it was the celebration of his birth date this week but i really didn’t hahaa that was just a weird fluke :)

    – PJ Ryan

  • devotee1
    devotee18 months ago

    My favorite bard! Well, I really have a few favoites: Poe, keats, James Witcomb Riley—that Raggedy Man! And so on and on…. Thank you, PJ. Great work!

  • Hard to choose one :) thank you x

    – PJ Ryan

  • 8upchef
    8upchef8 months ago

    Uh Huh Yep Yes that’s right!