True Minds (Sonnet 76)

from The Songs from the Ghent Season by Pere Vilanova

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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.

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from The Songs from the Ghent Season, released January 11, 2013

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Pere Vilanova

Pere Vilanova (Barcelona, 1988)
és un poeta i un cantautor. Canta en català, anglès i francès i les seves cançons sempre busquen la vida interior de les coses.

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Pere Vilanova (Barcelona, 1988) is a poet and a songwriter. He sings in catalan, english and french and his songs are always looking for the inner life of things.
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