shall i compare thee

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 dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimmed:

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

William Shakespeare

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I just wanted to share with you this masterpiece, a sonnet written by William Shakespeare.

The poet wants to warn us about the destructive power of time, that passes relentlessly.
Youth will last just for a while, beauty will decay, wrinkles will appear followed by sickness and then death.

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But the poet's verse will survive to praise the qualities of the lady as she was in her youth.

This way, art will defeat time.
Art will last forever.

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All the love, Giulia