The POem

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The POem

Post by frito » Oct 9th 2004, 4:20 pm

I am having trouble remembering who wrote the poem that made Jordan realize how much he likes Angela. Its in the episode with the boiler room stuff. Thanks for your help!

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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Oct 9th 2004, 5:45 pm

It is Sonnet 130 by Shakespeare:
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red, than her lips red:
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound:
I grant I never saw a goddess go,
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet by heaven, I think my love as rare,
As any she belied with false compare.
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Post by CrimsonGlow » Oct 15th 2004, 10:43 am

That was a beautiful piece. So perfect for the scene as well.
"Seeing a teacher's actual lunch is like, sooo depressing"

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