Friday, 23 September 2011

Beast = Beauty???

My class and I are reading Shakespeare's work and the best we've read so far is sonnet 130.. WHY?

Cause it's a parody on how many poets describes women as these FANTASTIC creatures.
And believe me, I'm happy that they do, but come on, sometimes they exaggerate and write stuff we WOMEN can't leave up to. So personally I like this sonnet cause the poet somehow loves his mistress even though she is a “beast” in his eyes...She is perfect!


My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.

I have seen roses damask'd, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.

I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

Guys out there I hope you love your woman just the way she is, and women learn to love your perfect imperfections...

Love C

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