Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day

Music: Carolan's Draught.
By Turlough O'Carolan.
Sequenced by Barry Taylor.

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Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
In truth, thou shoulds't be catalogued in fall.
X-rays do show the darling Buds of May
Traveling still along th'arterial wall.
Yet thou has't late become more temperate,

Older as thou art than thy flesh seems.
Nor do thine eyes betray thy body's date,
Even as within thy spirit gleams.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon




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