the marriage of true minds

LET ME NOT TO THE MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS

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 – Sonnet 116

For those Sense & Sensibility (Jane Austen) fans out there, this is the poem Edward Ferrars attempts to read, but not to the satisfaction of passionate Marianne, who presses him to read it again “with greater feeling”.

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4 responses to “the marriage of true minds

  1. Mavis Hamilton

    Hello Rozamonde,

    When I read the opening lines of the above sonnet, I immediately thought,
    “Where have I heard that before?”
    I knew that it was spoken in some movie I had seen, but which one? I think the photo of the dancing couple fooled me! I thought that it was a scene from a movie and therefore the source of the poem. (The girl in the photo did remind me of Keira Knightly). Whatever made you think of a British magazine as a photo source? Interesting!

    I also enjoyed revisiting “Persuasion” courtesy of your pics of the television production. While it’s not my favourite JA novel, I did enjoy this production and thought that Rupert Penry-Jones made a very dashing Capt. Wentworth, although the finale where she runs through the streets of Bath in pursuit of him would never have happened in JA’s day. As for kissing in public, well that would have been worse! I know, the purist in me can’t resist commenting. 🙂

    Anyhow congratulations on a very interesting blog and I look forward to visiting again.
    Bye for now,
    Mavis

  2. Wow this is so cool! Your blog is beautiful! I can’t believe I hadn’t seen this earlier! Welcome to the world of blogging 🙂 Your entries are so sweet I loved the one about K’s Choice… I checked out their website and am now in the process of
    (legally!) downloading them for future iPod entertainment. How did you get your blog so hi-tech? Mine still looks pretty begginer-y and weak in comparison to your pop-up pictures and embedded links.
    -Erin

  3. he-he! I just looked up the name “Rozamonde” and it means “horse protector” But I guess I can’t really talk with a name like Bejabbersquack 😛

  4. alm9

    Wow. I had no idea that you had a blog! It’s amazing! Very cool. I will visit often…

    abi

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