Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Spring's last Peonies



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 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.
William Shakespeare

Show Window Peonies
Photographed 5 June 2010
Image © by Merisi

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful flowers. It's really nice to see them in a vase like this.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. ahhhhh peonies...

    ours here, are just about to burst into bloom.

    tessa~

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  3. even dying they are photogenic

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  4. They're looking a wee bit forelorn, but still lovely.

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  5. Oh, Merisi. Are those the lovliest lines? They lift me up every time.

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    1. No doubt, none at all! :-)

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  6. I love peonies..beautiful, with lovely words to match.

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