89/365: Sunday Poem and Photograph: Fallen Flowers and One Shakespeare Favorite

30th of March
Now, my fair'st friend,
I would I had some flowers o' the spring that might
Become your time of day; and yours, and yours,
That wear upon your virgin branches yet
Your maidenheads growing: O Proserpina,
For the flowers now, that frighted thou let'st fall
From Dis's waggon! daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty; violets dim,
But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes
Or Cytherea's breath; pale primroses
That die unmarried, ere they can behold
Bight Phoebus in his strength--a malady
Most incident to maids; bold oxlips and
The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds,
The flower-de-luce being one! O, these I lack,
To make you garlands of, and my sweet friend,
To strew him o'er and o'er!

~William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale (4.4.133-50)\~

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The photograph was taken from Paco Park in Manila.  A place that I consider where everything is poetic.

A place that I visited during my birthday week and made one of my wishes granted.

3 comments:

  1. Good poem! Akala ko ikaw sumulat...hehehe...kaya pala old english kasi si kuya william!

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  2. Di ko pa naiikot ang kalakhan ng Paco, Manila, pero during my Manila working days, dinadaanan ko yang part na yan kasi may way diyan papuntang Nagtahan where I used to rent a place.

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  3. Sana maging kasing galing din tayo ni Shakespeare sa pagko compose ng poem ano hahaha.

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