Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sonnet 29 on a Saturday

Happy Saturday. I know, I rarely post on the weekends. Perhaps I need to do more weekend posts, something to think about.

I hope the weekend is treating you all well. I wanted to share this with all of you. If you are a new reader, you may not know I'm a fan of Shakespeare. One of my ideas is to film a video of me performing a sonnet like a mini film. What gave me the idea is from this video below I found years ago with Matthew Macfadyen (better known as Mr. Darcy for all your Pride and Prejudice fans out there.) This is sonnet 29. You can tell the video is older because of the phone he uses in it. (Wow, how phones have changed!)
Enjoy, my friends.




Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featur'd like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.



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