‘Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day?’ by William Shakespeare

‘Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day?’

by William Shakespeare100_2431

“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 ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow’st.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”

Join us for ‘Read, watch, play’ today between 9am – 11am and 2pm – 4pm.

The theme is #bardread.

Will you be reading the complete works of Shakespeare or a biography about him to celebrate #bardread. Or will you be watching a performance of one of his plays.

 #rwpchat #redread – Read Watch Play

What is Read Watch Play?

Surrey Libraries has become a partner in the online Read Watch Play reading group. Every month join us and other library services from around the world as we explore a different theme through reading, watching or playing. Spend the month discovering different books and films connected to the theme of the month. Meet us on Twitter so we can chat about where our journey has taken us this month. Link your tweets with the hashtag #rwpchat and the hashtag of the month. You’ll find that the themes are very broad and can encompass almost anything. Have a look at the themes coming up for the rest of the year. Also take a look at Surrey Libraries Read Watch Play Pinterest board and the International Read Watch Play Pinterest boards to see some suggestions. You can check our own catalogue and DVD page for inspiration too.
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2 Responses to ‘Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day?’ by William Shakespeare

  1. Pingback: Tomorrow is #historyread for Read Watch Play | Poetry in Surrey Libraries

  2. Pingback: Tomorrow is #playread for Read Watch Play | Poetry in Surrey Libraries

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