I'm It...

The lovely and beautiful Miss Courtney from Schiskablog fame has tagged me for a Book Meme.

Of course one must post the rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

So I looked around and the first books I see are:
Lowe's sale magazine and My Teacher is an Alien.

But I don't think I will use either of those...

So I didn't exactly follow the rules, but when have I ever?

The next book I see is one of my favorites. Ever.

The Sonnets & Other Love Poems of William Shakespeare

Page 123
From Venus & Adonis

She, marking them, begins a wailing note,
And sings extemporally a woeful ditty,
How love makes young men thrall, and old men dote,
How love is wise in folly, foolish-witty.
Her heavy anthem stili concludes in woe,
And still the choir of echoes answer so.

Her song was tedious, and outwore the night;
For lovers' hours are long, though seeming short.
(and the rest because who can end here?)
If pleased themselves, others, they think, delight
In such-like circumstance, with such-like sport.
Their copious stories oftentimes begun
End without audience, and are never done.

But that is not a Sonnet and the sonnets are my favorite
...so I give you

Sonnet 123


No, time, thou shalt not boast that I do change!
They pyramids built up with newer might
To me are nothing novel, nothing strange,
They are but dressings of a former sight.
Our dates are brief, and therefore we admire
What thou dost foist upon us that is old,
And rather make them born to our desire
Than think that we before have heard them told.
Thy registers and thee I both defy,
Not wondr'ing at the present nor the past;
For thy records and what we see do lie,
Made more or less by thy continual haste.
This I do vow, and this shall ever be:
I will be true despite thy scythe and thee.

And yes, the whole of it, because if I followed the rules like a good little girl, we would be into Sonnet 124...

And now I am supposed to tag 5 of my friends.
Here we go:
I tagged Ali because she is funny. Very funny and her mum is too.
I tagged Sharon because she is an inspiration to me. And very dang funny as well!
I tagged Kelly because she gets all up in my business and encourages me in many ways.
I tagged Pluto because he has the coolest accent on the planet. No pun intended. (I think Pluto is still a planet. How can you be a planet one day and not one the next?)
& I tagged my baby girl, Elena because she is one of the most beautiful people in the world to me. But she doesn't want to do this. Her words "Do I have to?" Teenagers. Sigh.

1 comment:

  1. wow - it's been quite awhile since i read any shakespeare!

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