?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Previous Entry Share Next Entry
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 129
Cage
mudcub

Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action; and, till action, lust
Is perjured, murd'rous, bloody, full of blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust;
Enjoyed no sooner but despisèd straight;
Past reason hunted, and no sooner had,
Past reason hated, as a swallowed bait
On purpose laid to make the taker mad;
Mad in pursuit, and in possession so;
Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme;
A bliss in proof--and proved, a very woe;
Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream.
    All this the world well  knows; yet none knows well
    To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.



  • 1

I ♥ horndogs who are also intellectual.


The Ohio Theater just finished a play called "The Expense of Spirit" and i thought that was the one W/we were going to see. i memorized part of this poem to amuse You and make myself appear smart. But the topic never came up...


LOL! And here I dragged you to something stupid and very silly, probably written on an alcoholic dare, based on a video game and a bad 80's movie. Still, we got a bearded beefy Scottish cop in a kilt, and then his underwear.

I do enjoy Stoppard although usually have to see his plays twice to understand 30% of his work.


  • 1