"Winter in Fenway", baseball, Boston Red Sox, DGA Productions, Fenway, Shakespeare, Sonnet 97, Spring, Vimeo, Winter
In Shakespeare’s 97th Sonnet, the narrator writes about his separation from his lover: “How like a winter hath my absence been/From thee…”
For some of us, this winter has been a particularly difficult absence from our love.
I speak, of course, of baseball.
But now we are closing in on Opening Day.
Check out the DGV Productions Winter in Fenway below for 2:59 seconds of merging winter, baseball, and Shakespeare.
Winter in Fenway (sonnet 97) from DGA Productions on Vimeo.
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(For those of you who want to read William Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 97, I have copied it from my father’s well worn volume of poetry. In doing so, I discovered that he had circled this particular Sonnet – a lagniappe for me indeed.)
How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December’s bareness every where!
And yet this time removed was summer’s time,
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burden of the prime,
Like widow’d wombs after their lords’ decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem’d to me
But hope of orphans and unfather’d fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And, thou away, the very birds are mute;
Or, if they sing, ’tis with so dull a cheer
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter’s near.
Diana Bunday said:
That is perfect on a wintery day. Thank you, Rick.
Bob T said:
That’s nice! Not to mention how like a winter hath this winter been!
Lagniappe, had to look it up, well put!
One more day . . .
I think Sam/Shakespeare/afficionate
& baseball seems
However I envy the pleasures that keep
Ben Shute said:
Thanks – lovely.
And pleased to see someone use “lagniappe.”
Whoever put this video together clearly had you in mind! How perfect!
I only hope the snow is gone when Ellen, Annie, Elizabeth, and I are there in April for Opening Day, for the distribution of the WS rings, and for the raising of the 2013 WS flag.
Of course the NATS are the team to beat in the NL east…..
samuel clovr jr said:
Goodmorning Rick,spring has arrived or has it…great stuff,looking forward to seeing the nats in action Mr. Samuel C(cowboy 4 life)smile…
So so lovely — thank you.