“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”

William Shakespeare, “Sonnet”

Perhaps the most recognizable piece of poetry ever written, giving truth to its couplet “So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,/ So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.” Curious that for a love song, it refers so rarely to the inamorata.