April 23, 2006

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare

Today, 442 years ago, William Shakespeare saw the light of this world and the world would come to see the light of his works. I cannot let this day pass without a post in honor of the playwright that inspires me the most. He left behind him 37 plays and 154 sonnets, the following being my absolute favorite:

Sonnet CXVI.

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.

-William Shakespeare 1564-1616

13 comments:

khanana said...

:) Yeah a great man brought great work to this world.

Happy birthday Shakespeare :P

Destitute Rebel said...

Shakespeira remembers Shakespear, happy Birhday Shakespear. Great Works,
"In sooth, I know not why I am so sad:
It wearies me; you say it wearies you;
But how I caught it. Found it, or came by it,
What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born,
I am to learn:"

BuJ said...

Happy birthday to you,,, happy birthday to you!

Here zee tembrature is going ub and ub, and summer is ubon us...

To kombare zee to a summer's day...

:-)

kul 3aam wo into bkheir!

Samawel said...

I admit, he is good... But hes slightly overrated. The only plays I've been taught in high school were Shakespeare--even in Arabic! (And he's only good in English, too much lost in translation, including the poetry of the play.)

There are quite a bit that are good nowadays. :)

In any way, happy birthday, Shakespeare... :)

opinionatedinjerzee said...

happy birthday, Shakespeare!!

by the way, what's up with all these pop ups as soon as i come to your blog!!!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

I have no idea? I never noticed them since I use pop up blocker. Any ideas how to remove them permanently?

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Samawel, blasphemy that is! overrated? ma biseer lol

Buj, what beautiful boetry!

BuJ said...

the bob up is because of the survey site that the Shaykha uses... just close or ignore...


Shaykha.. you like my boetrey? it's like bottery.. it's a lot of hard work...

you need to sweat, and spin and spin,, then sweat some more while it cooks in the kiln...

ok.. gotta stop commenting otherwise u'd think i need hospitalisation....

"i see dead people"

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Oh dear, oh dear. Do you see dead people or dead beople?

Baraka said...

My favorite sonnet too! :)

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

:)

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