10 September 2009 ‘Gainst death and all oblivious enmity
From “The Sonnets and Narrative Poems: The Complete Non-Dramatic Poetry” of William Shakespeare, Sonnet 55 (Signet Classic, 1968):
Not marble, not the gilded monuments
Of princes, shall outlive this pow’rful rhyme,
But you shall shine more bright in these contents
Than unswept stone, besmeared with sluttish time.
When wasteful war shall statues overturn,
And broils root out the work of masonry,
Nor Mars his sword nor war’s quick fire shall burn
‘Gainst death and all oblivious enmity
Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room
Even in the eyes of all posterity
That wear this world out to ending doom.
So, till the judgment that yourself arise,
You live in this, and dwell in lovers’ eyes.
Is blogging immortality?