Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Poem for California's Equal Marriage Day

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

-- William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116*

I wish a lifetime of joy and delight to all the couples married in California on the day that marriages are first performed there on an equal basis. Mazel tov, to each and every one.

* Hat tip to Patrick who quoted this in a similar context.

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