SONNET VXIII in honor of our eighteenth wedding anniversary, happy anniversary Joanne.
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 wander'st 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.
SONNET VXIII in honor of our eighteenth wedding anniversary,
happy anniversary Joanne. The other lady in this photo is Hannah
Atkins, one of Joanne‚Äôs best friends, mine too.
Ron Starbuck is an author, poet, the Publisher-CEO of Saint Julian Press, and an Episcopalian.