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“Sigh No More”

Please read the previous blog,’In Search of the ‘One’: the poem below will resonate better. If you prefer songs of unrequited love: there are numerous. “Cecilia” by Simon & Garfunkel or something more recent perhaps, such as Adele’s song,”Set Fire to the Rain” may inspire you as well.

Shakespeare’s poem is about converting the pain and suffering to self-love and joy. So dance, sing, and laugh. The pain of being alone can be very real and powerful, but it isn’t unique. The conversion from pain to serenity will happen-in time. Sigh no more.

Sigh No More

By William Shakespeare

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more.
    Men were deceivers ever,
One foot in sea, and one on shore,
    To one thing constant never.
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
    And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
    Into hey nonny, nonny.
Sing no more ditties, sing no moe
    Of dumps so dull and heavy.
The fraud of men was ever so
    Since summer first was leafy.
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
    And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
    Into hey, nonny, nonny.