Favourite Poems XVI

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 prov’d,
I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d.

— Shakespeare, Sonnet CXVI

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  1. #1 by TracyKM on Sunday 22 August 2010 - 1712

    Years ago, there was a TV series “Beauty and the Beast”–an adult version, pre-Disney movie. They had beautiful music and many poems were read over the music, including this one. I’d love to find the soundtrack for the series again (I have a copy on tape, LOL).

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