Sonnet CXVI – Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds

Shakespeare Sonnet CXVI | threadingmother.netTis the season – weddings abound! The two wonderful college students who rent a room from us are both marrying their respective sweethearts this summer, and several other invitations grace our refrigerator. So, it only seems right to feature Shakespeare’s love sonnets over the next few weeks. Enjoy!

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

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2 thoughts on “Sonnet CXVI – Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds

  1. Loved it!
    My boys (7 & 9) recognized WS’s portrait (because they have a Lego minifigure of him) and recognized the sonnet from Sense & Sensibility, one of my favorite books and movie. 🙂
    Never too young to know the good stuff!

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