Shakespeare: Sonnet 1 – video

The first 17 of Shakespeare's famous sonnets are considered to be a sequence. What is common in these poem, that they were written to an imaginary friends about whom we know little. He might be an existing figure from Shakespeare's friends, but it is also possible, that the poem were wirtten to Shakespeare himself. For the text of the poem please, click here. More about the sonnets can be found here. Read more [...]

William Shakespeare: Sonnet 1

From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty's rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender heir might bear his memory: But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, Feed'st thy light's flame with self-substantial fuel, Making a famine where abundance lies, Thyself thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel. Thou that art now the world's fresh ornament And only herald to the gaudy spring, Within thine own bud buriest thy content And, tender churl, Read more [...]