Published on Jun 21, 2011
今天跟大家一起讀的 sonnet，同時表現了老莎（對，我們是老朋友了）柔情與豪氣的一面。開首的 Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? 可算是他百多首 sonnets 之中，最多人背得出的一句。但我認為，這詩的後半部，比前半出色的多。看片吧。
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 its gold complexion dimmed.
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 in time thou growest.
So long as men can breath or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
Should I compare you to a summer's day? But you're even lovelier and more gentle. Summer's wind is too strong sometimes, and the sun too hot. And although summer is lovely, it is just too short.
Every beautiful thing will lose its beauty one day, either by chance or due to the unstoppable force of nature. But your eternal summer will not fade. Not even Death can undermine your beauty, because you will continue to live in my eternal words.
As long as men can breath or eyes can see, these words of mine will live on and give new life to you.