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Saturday, June 8, 2013

a "love-ly" sonnet

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The leading lady in a movie I watched last night quoted a line from Shakespeare's Sonnet 17. 
I replayed the scene several times to hear her say it and think about it's meaning. The man she loved came home from WWI with a badly burned face and missing one arm. When he asked her if she could love him with his disfigurement, she said..."Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds..." I looked it up and the sonnet continues..."or bends with the remover to remove; oh no! it is an ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken..."

I read Shakespeare when I was in college because it was required. I didn't enjoy it or understand much of it. But this sonnet is lovely and speaks the truth about love. True love should be constant, never failing, unconditional. God's love is like that. And if we love God, ours should be, too!


  1. Oh, I love that! I, too, read Shakespeare in High School because it was required and never touched it again. But I love that ... and how it reminds of God's love for us.

  2. I have always struggled with Shakespeare but this is lovely!!


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