Beauty, courtesy of Pink Floyd

I am not a Pink Floyd fan per se, though I’m familiar with and have enjoyed some of their pieces.  But this is a thing of beauty, in my opinion:

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 as interpreted by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmore.  The video can be seen (and heard!) below, but the lyrics of the sonnet and some background are available at the link.  You’re probably familiar with the words:

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Follow along, as David Gilmore uses his 90-foot houseboat/studio to make a compelling and delectable recording:

And may your day be exquisitely beautiful.

===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

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