Could you please tell me of some emotional passage, four or five lines long, about love. It should have a captivating effect. I understand it not the right place to make this kind of request but this is best place I know of. Thanks.

How about this?


Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?

by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

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.
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Clive, that's beautiful. I apologize for not mentioning that the passage be in simple modern English. And the Shakespeare passage is a bit difficult and those "thou" etc. really add to more difficulty.

I would be glad if you could offer me something in the manner as specified above. Thank you.

Best wishes
This is a verse from a song called 'What A Wonderful World'.

Don't know much about history
Don't know much biology
Don't know much about science books
Don't know much about the French I took
But I do know that I love you
and I know that if you loved me too
what a wonderful world it could be

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