Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Shakespeare’s Sonnets (Kindle Edition)
by William Shakespeare

Sir Patrick Stewart, lovely man, reads Shakespeare’s sonnets on Instagram, one a day. This will take a while. Just mentioning it again, in case you haven’t noticed. Lovely to listen to his gorgeous voice and very relaxing. He must be the most adored man in social media right now. 

So, today Sir Pat read that most famous sonnet #18. I didn‘t know that‘s what it‘s called, but I recognized it right away. Lovely!


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 ow’st;

Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st; 

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. 

Sir Patrick on Instagram today

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