Friday, May 29, 2009

Sonnet Drive-By

Having now read all 154 of the sonnets, I can confidently say that you have probably already heard the good ones. You know, ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day’ (18) or ‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds’ (116) or ‘Being your slave, what should I do but tend’ (57).

Not, for example, 143, wherein the Dark Lady is represented as running after the Fair Youth like a farmer’s wife chasing a goose around a yard:


… I thought this crowd might find something amusing in that post. :)

1 comment:

Willshill said...

A bit of a vice versa immediately pops into my head. I imagine the Bishop of Winchester's Geese quite often chased youths on their way to hear a play. --Happened the other way around as well, I'm sure.