David Gilmour with Bill Shakespeare

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd interprets Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

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 owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

17 thoughts on “David Gilmour with Bill Shakespeare

  1. pi314chron says:

    Exquisite! I’m not of the “Pink Floyd” generation but from this day forward I’m a fan of his and a follower of your poetry! Lovely craftsmanship in every way.

  2. Wonderful how all these talented band members came together down the years and survived to tell the tale – I hope you don’t mind my sharing this on twitter.

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