William Shakespeare: Sonnet 2 – video

Sonnet 2 is a part of a 17-poem sequence, in which Shakespeare talks to an imaginary friend. This poem is closely related in theme to Sonnet 1: the poet advices his friend to marry and have a child to let his beauty live through him in his son. For further information about Shakespeare's sonnets please click here. You can find the text of the poem here. Read more [...]

William Shakespeare: Sonnet 2

When forty winters shall beseige thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field, Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now, Will be a tatter'd weed, of small worth held: Then being ask'd where all thy beauty lies, Where all the treasure of thy lusty days, To say, within thine own deep-sunken eyes, Were an all-eating shame and thriftless praise. How much more praise deserved thy beauty's use, If thou couldst answer 'This fair child of mine Shall sum my count and make my old excuse,' Proving Read more [...]