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A Summer’s Day

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There are few things that give more pleasure than finding a wonderful container in which to pack your breakfast. This one is from Koreana Plaza, on Telegraph & 23rd Street in Oakland.  It’s made out of a glass that’s quite sturdy, but also clear. The lid screws on.

Besides being exactly the right size for yogurt (in this case, Straus Family Creamery yogurt), it has one other feature that may not be clear from the picture: several lines from Shakespeare are printed next to the picture of the fruit. They are:

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.

Summer’s lease cannot be extended. And so we have to eat all the stone fruit and berries we can, while they are here. I’ll be eating them with a little yogurt drizzled on top.

And if you’re curious, here’s the rest of this sonnet:

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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Written by bloglily

June 21, 2006 at 5:34 pm

2 Responses

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  1. Is that by any chance, a lovely new tablecloth in the pic?

    debs

    June 22, 2006 at 3:07 pm

  2. Oui!

    bloglily

    June 26, 2006 at 1:22 pm


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