In another’s words: The Bard of Avon

I fell in love with this poem after hearing Emma Thompson recite it in Much Ado About Nothing.  Keanu Reeves notwithstanding, that is a lovely film.  I am still a little bit in love with both Emma and Kenneth Branagh.

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Sigh No More

By William Shakespeare
 
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more.
    Men were deceivers ever,
One foot in sea, and one on shore,
    To one thing constant never.
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
    And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
    Into hey nonny, nonny.
Sigh no more ditties, sing no more
    Of dumps so dull and heavy.
The fraud of men was ever so
    Since summer first was leafy.
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
    And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
    Into hey, nonny, nonny.

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