Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gunnar & Shakespeare

 

SONNET 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

William Shakespeare.

This old picture of Gunnar made my life shine this week.
Only Father Shakespeare's got the words to fill in .

9 comments:

Debbie Petras said...

I love this photo of your Gunnar. He was quite good looking, if you don't mind my saying so friend. And yes he seems to go right along with Shakespeare's words.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Lauren Davenport said...

What a sweet post!

Maria Stahl said...

Gunnar's bad-boy past. :) Nice post!

Felisol - Elise Ljung said...

Gunnar in a nutshell. The most tender and empathic man under the sun, but lay off his blue suede shoes.

Annie said...

Be still my heart. And a very snazzy hats - very IN today. What goes around comes around.

Diane said...

What an extraordinarilly precious post! How eloquently you allow Mr. Shakespear to describe your Gunnar. Memories of days gone by coupled with expectations of days to come season our present with joy. You are a precious and dear friend and I treasure you, dear Felisol!

Jada's Gigi said...

This is wonderful! the poetry goes beautifully with your Gunnar and this fabulous photo. No wonder you fell for him.

Amrita said...

Gunnar looks so handsome

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This is my favorite Shakespeare sonnet!!