Alexander Averin

Monday, 14 February 2011

Just a litle romance

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 his gold complexion dimmed;
And 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 to time thou growest;
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
   So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

William Shakespeare

 Here is a song for the day.

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the empty skies, my love,
To the dark and the empty skies.

The first time ever I kissed your mouth
And felt your heart beat close to mine
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was there at my command, my love
That was there at my command.

And the first time ever I lay with you
I felt your heart so close to mine
And I knew our joy would fill the earth
And last till the end of time my love
It would last till the end of time my love

The first time ever I saw your face, your face,
your face, your face


Fennie said...

Oh, that Shakespeare, he didn't half know how to turn it on!

No wonder he left his wife their second best bed. the first must have been quite worn out!

CAMILLA said...

Beautiful Poem and Song Cait.!

Thanks for sharing with us.


Pondside said...

Yes, Will had a way with verse!

Elizabeth said...

You are a romantic after my own heart!
Such beautiful poems.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Ahhh! So much love here. That poem is a favorite, as is the song. Both, beautiful.

Thank you for sharing it with us, Cait!

Mark said...

You old softie.

Mind you Old Will was pretty good wasn't he?