Saturday 10 June 2017

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

Shop Window Peonies
16th District (Ottkring)
Photographed 5 June 2010
Image © by Merisi


  1. A pretty sight, with just the right words from the Bard.

  2. Such a gorgeous flower.

  3. You provided a wonderful opportunity to read, carefully , Shakespeare's words, while the peonies illustrate them. How many of us visit his works after leaving school? Thanks, Merisi, for the education.

  4. Soooo beautiful...
    Have a great week, take care!


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