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Tir'd with all these, for restful death I cry,
As, to behold desert a beggar born,
And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity,
And purest faith unhappily forsworn,
And guilded honour shamefully misplaced,
And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted,
And right perfection wrongfully disgraced,
And strength by limping sway disabled,
And art made tongue-tied by authority,
And folly (doctor-like) controlling skill,
And simple truth miscall'd simplicity,
And captive good attending captain ill:
Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
Save that, to die, I leave my love alone.



You know, as of today (17 January, 2017), the top three (American) Google auto-complete results for “Shakespeare Sonnet” are:

  • 116
  • (Let me not to the marriage of true minds),
  • 18
  • (Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?) and
  • 130
  • (My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun).


I predict this one will rise in the rankings over the next four years.

Date: 2017-01-18 12:47 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Yeah.

Date: 2017-01-18 02:51 pm (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
...Huh. Thanks for the context.

Date: 2017-01-18 02:44 am (UTC)
kyleri: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kyleri
Yeah I'm seein that. What with one thing & another.

Date: 2017-01-18 02:55 pm (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Yeah, it does.

I'm trying to maintain the two ideas in my head of, one, recognizing and not trying to deny that things are bleak as hell, and, two, behaving as if there is hope because nothing else makes sense; and I'm struggling with that, but I have good role models.

It's good to remember that friends and loved ones want us here.

I am grateful to you for sharing the poem.

Date: 2017-01-19 02:47 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
:D

Date: 2017-01-18 10:45 pm (UTC)
kyleri: two cats, one orange, one black, curled up together in a round cat bed (caaaats)
From: [personal profile] kyleri
Yeah pretty much that, exactly.

Hey, if you'll pick me up when it's awful & I need it, I'll pick you up when it's awful & you need it, mmkay?

Date: 2017-01-19 01:49 am (UTC)
kyleri: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kyleri
YES exactly. Let's do that; also it'll piss off the right people.

Date: 2017-01-18 03:28 am (UTC)
raze: dog lifting his lip and text, "this is the closest to a smile you're getting today." (smile motherfucker)
From: [personal profile] raze
x_x Oof. Yes.

Date: 2017-01-18 10:45 pm (UTC)
kyleri: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kyleri
...things I did not know! Thank you!

Date: 2017-01-19 01:18 am (UTC)
jesse_the_k: those words in red on white sign (be aware of invisibility)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
There you go again, providing vital context.

(I'm so glad you're here to do it.)

Date: 2017-01-18 04:06 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Oof. (But yes. I remember running across this one during some sort of a Shakespeare study and being v surprised, because we were all about 18 and 130.)

It's a beautiful piece of writing, and the parallelism in each line just sings.

Date: 2017-01-18 05:36 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Yeah.

"And captive good attending captain ill" gets me, too.

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