Poetry post 3
Your reward for reaching the half way point is one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated works. Enjoy!
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 dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st 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.
by William Shakespeare
If you’d like to explore more of Shakespeare’s work, there’s a wealth of content available via Kanopy – the free film streaming service available with your membership of Slough Libraries.
Don’t forget there’s a prize draw at the end so try to remember the poems you encounter along the way.Learn more