welcome to July!
How was your June? Mine was fine and I turned thirty nine last month.With age comes wisdom,and wrinkles,too.I guess the best anti-aging tip ever would be to find a poet madly in love with me and who would immortalize my "beauty" in a beautiful verse :) .
Just like Mr Shakespeare did with his beloved one.
(1564 - 1616)
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
2: temperate - moderate, self-controlled in speech, behaviour.
4: summer's lease...date - the duration of the summer period is too short.
6: complexion dimmed - (fig.) the appearance (of the sun) is darkened, obscured.
7: every fair from fair - every beautiful thing or beautiful person sometimes becomes less beautiful.
8: By chance... untrimmed - stripped of its ornaments by accident or in the course of the changing seasons.
10: that fair thou ow'st - that beauty which you possess.
11: brag - boast
12: eternal lines... grow'st - you become a part of these eternal verses.
Source for the poem and its comprehension: Mirko Jurak. Literatures in English 1. Maribor: Obzorja 1990.
- have a nice July :o) -
GOD BLESS YOU