Sonnet XCIV

October 30, 2007

“For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds; lilies that fest, smell far worse than weeds.”

 Any thoughts on this quotation? i saw it to mean that the sweetest and most pure things can be turned sour by a bad deed, and loose that sense of purity and become worse than those who were impure to begin with.


Sonnet XVIII

October 30, 2007

This is your typical love sonnet. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temparte.” Then it continues to describe that the rough winds, which i viewed as the hard times, shake the happiness when you first meet, and your original perfected image is “dimmed,” but “thy eternal summer shall not fade,” meaning that no matter what goes on, your inner self will always prevail.

“So long as men can breath, or eyes can see, so long lives this, and this gives life to thee”