Shakespeare intrigues me. He intrigues me in the way that if he was alive today I would befriend him and find that he is probably the mixture of a geek and a dork and I would love that. I say this because from my minimal experience of his work has lead me to that conclusion. He seems to lack a bit of tact though he is not without wit and he has a sense of humor about him. 

This Sonnet is the embodiment of who I believe Shakespeare to be. He teases his love in this peace and in no small way I adore him for it. The couples I love tend to tease one another in this sort of way and it feels so warm to me to think that Shakespeare acted in this way as well. 
Thank you all for reading! Let me know your thoughts in the comments. I know this is a bit of a weird post, but I’ve been thinking about mister Shakespeare quite a bit lately and this was one of the things I would think about most. 

Also I’m curious, what are your thoughts on Romeo and Juliet? I haven’t read it, but I’m on the fence about weather or not I should give it a chance. 

-Till next time! 

20 thoughts on “National Poetry Month: Sonnet 130

    1. * I particularly love #14, but they’re all amazing and, as you said, show sides of Shakespeare’s personality, such as his playfulness or soulfulness…

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  1. I’ve read and really like some of his plays, but haven’t read many sonnets in general. But I came across this one a few years ago in class and it’s now one of my favs ☺ As for Romeo and Juliet I have to say that on a personal level it wasn’t at all for me. Even so I’d still say to give it a try and see for yourself if you’d like to keep at it.

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  2. I think Shakespeare was a great wit, certainly! And Romeo and Juliet is wonderful- but I do recommend, with all Shakespeare’s plays, to watch them rather than read them- Baz Luhrmann’s version is very good- even if it’s abridged!

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  3. This is such an interesting post. My favourite sonnet is 18 which actually compares to sonnet 130 really well. If you haven’t read that sonnet I suggest you do. I have a feeling that you’ll like that one 🙂 Keep up the interesting blog posts.

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