Good news, everybody! A few weeks ago I reviewed Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Retold by James Anthony. This is a neat side-by-side modern translation of all the sonnets, which seemed like it would make a nice casual reference book. Check it out, they even made a trailer:
The good folks at Crown Publishing have provided a copy for me to give away as well! I want to do this quick, so there’s at least a possibility that the winner will receive their book before Christmas (but I can’t promise anything). So here’s the game:
- I grabbed a coworker and asked for a random number between 1 and 154.
- I’ve taken the final couplet from the sonnet she chose (she didn’t know she was picking a sonnet), and provided the modern translation below.
- Tell me which sonnet this is.
- Entries accepted via comments on this blog post, or on Facebook. PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL NEED TO CONTACT YOU TO GET YOUR ADDRESS IF YOU WIN.
- Winner will be chosen randomly from the correct entries. Do not post spoilers (i.e. copying the text of the actual sonnet if you think you got it right), that will invalidate your entry and I’ll almost certainly remove those comments.
- Contest runs until end of day on Friday, November 30. Like I said, short one. I want to try and turn it around quickly.
Everybody ready? Here you go!
So learn to read the signs that love can make:
Your eyes will spot my love that’s yours to take.
Just tell me what sonnet that’s from, and make sure that I’ll be able to contact you if you win, and do it all before Saturday. Good luck!
(P.S. – I reserve the right to correct any mistakes or clarify any ambiguities in the above, blah blah blah formal stuff….)