William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Bridal Song


ROSES, their sharp spines being gone,
Not royal in their smells alone,
   But in their hue;
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  • Fuzzy James (4/1/2013 1:49:00 PM)

    So true of any wedding...........we pray the discourteous types do not arrive :) (Report) Reply

  • Stevie Taite (12/11/2012 11:34:00 AM)

    Why should the birds not be there? Or am I getting it all wrong? Some one please explain? (Report) Reply

  • Albert Wong (7/10/2009 7:00:00 PM)

    I have post a Chinese translation about this poem, but there ia a guy named: justjust gives information like this as follow:

    'this was the first time i saw this poem. i have a feeling that it was not written by shakespeare. why so? meter is one thing of consideration. shakespeare did not seem to use this kind of meter (often) . secondly, some words may not be so shakespearean. for instance, the word 'Ver'. apparently this is not an english word. it is latin, meaning spring. i don't recall seeing this word in his sonnets. also the rhyme. i would think that normally shakespeare would choose a different type of rhyme. ' (Report) Reply

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