But thy eternal summer shall not fade…
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
“Then happy I, that love and am beloved
Where I may not remove nor be removed.”
Love is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand’ring bark,
Love is not Time’s fool,
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.”