Pop Culture: Gay Marriage Sonnet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0511 Tuesday, 24 February 2004
From: Abigail Quart <
Date: Sunday, 22 Feb 2004 13:21:08 -0500
Subject: Pop Culture: Gay Marriage Sonnet
Found this on a site beside photos of newly married same-sex couples.
Check out the reactions to the sonnet.
OUR FELLOW AMERICANS:
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove;
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error, and upon me prov'd,
I never writ, nor no man ever lov'd.
(From a comment by Rea, on Eschaton. Photos from "Justly Married", at
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