'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?' by stimuloog

'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?'

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Sonnet 18)
William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616

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.

Beautiful light :)
May 31st, 2018  
So clean and clear and spacious:)
May 31st, 2018  
Fantastic picture so full of light and space. And great citation. Love it. Fav
May 31st, 2018  
thy eternal summer shall not fade ……..one could almost believe it looking at the silvery shine of the sea.
May 31st, 2018  
Fabulous capture and sense of scale
May 31st, 2018  
@helenhall That Shakespeare-ian sentence just popped into my mind as I was looking at this sea sight. What a great poet he was!
May 31st, 2018  
fabulous sense of summer and freedom. i did just wonder about cropping the person on the left-hand side who's walking out of the picture? not sure ...
May 31st, 2018  
That is a really great shot and capture of what the people are doing.
May 31st, 2018  
@pistache Haha, yes, just what I was doubting about. But I left the person in because it made the photo look a bit more dynamic??
May 31st, 2018  
@pistache And I also think that leaving that person in the pic, creates a better balance?
May 31st, 2018  
Cool words and cool shot😍
May 31st, 2018  
Wat een prachtig licht.
May 31st, 2018  
i agree about the balance, and that was my reservation about a crop ... but i thought maybe the waves could work as balance ... anyway, interesting!
May 31st, 2018  
@pistache oh yeah, the waves as balance... I didn’t see that. I think that I agree with you: person out, waves okst. Thanks, Clare!! 😘👏
May 31st, 2018  
Love the shimmering water. Perfect.
May 31st, 2018  
This is fabulous, with great use of space.
June 1st, 2018  
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