Wisdom of Life

Happy Valentine’s Day


Funmi Fashina Foundation wishes you a very happy Valentine's Day celebration. Please show love to someone today. Exend a smile, a hand shake, gifts, laughter, love, hugs… anything to show your affection, care and support.

From us, here's a big warm hug and a poem.

"Sonnet 116" is a poem written by William Shakespeare. This love poem is one of the most well-known sonnets of all-time. The poem speaks about what love is. Something that doesn't change and can't be removed. Something that it is constant. It is "an ever-fixed mark" and it is "not Time's fool". It doesn't change no matter how long we wait.


Sonnet 116

by William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)


"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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