How very coincidentalous.Yesterday I was toying with posting that very same sonnet. I had a possibly apocryphal memory, of a mirror poem, in which William makes just the statements which here he refutes. But I couldn't find it, so I gave up.This one is one of the 'dark lady' sonnets, referring to a mysterious lover. Mysterious because nobody's ever identified her, which is actually no surprise, as there's not much more than a thimbleful of information about shakespeare himself. Hardly any contemporary evidence about him exists.If I was a poetically enabled personage, I'd write a kinder sonnet of you.
The gal seems ordinary, but loved anyway. Maybe the next sonnet can show her internal beauty in verse?
Soub ~ yes, there are moments when our minds align along the same path coincidentalously ...you could write that sonnet, you know...though my thoughts regarding sonnet 130 are not unkind - he's saying his love is more ordinary than the ordinary, yet she is loved far more than all the beautiful things he lists... not a bad way to be loved.xxxxx
okay goatman. that's twice now you've mentioned the inner beauty of a woman. so write it, dammit. write a poem about a woman's inner beauty !!i dare you.i double dog dare you.:)xxx
Oh! "... in the breath that from my mistress reeks."Be still my beating heart.
Great words! Lovers come in all shape and sizes
Hahhaahaa Max - That line is written just for you. Only a small blanketed chihuahua can truly appreciate his mistress' reeking breath!xxx
Hi Yoga Gal!Long time no see. Hope all is well with you. Hear hear to all shapes and sizes!xxx
Funny, I had to go and check that it really was Will's work - it was almost a parody of a love sonnet.Go Goatman, go! (slow hand clapping from the side-lines)
Now you've done it. That's all I will be thinking about now . . . Whats a double dog anyway?
Cosmo - I did the same!xxx
goatman - goals are good, right ??!double dog dare ...one up from I dog dare you and one less than I black dog dare you. The ultimate dare being I double black dog dare you.more here:http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-dou2.htmxxx
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