Bird in Space (1923)

António Lopes

Professor - Adjunto


Escola Superior de Educação e Comunicação - Universidade do Algarve

School of Education and Communication - University of Algarve

Dept. Línguas, Literaturas e Culturas (Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures)

English Studies


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Poem of the week


O! how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give.
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour, which doth in it live.
The canker blooms have full as deep a dye
As the perfumed tincture of the roses,
Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly
When summer's breath their masked buds discloses:
But, for their virtue only is their show,
They live unwoo'd, and unrespected fade;
Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so;
Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made:
And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
When that shall vade, my verse distills your truth.


William Shakespeare, Sonnet LIV