Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore
- Date of entry: May-07-2001
Shakespeare compares the directionality and rhythmic quality of waves to the natural life cycle: "nativity . . . / crawls to maturity", and to the relentless nature of time. Although death is eventually inevitable, the poet's tone is not one of fear or frustration, but of calm acceptance and the hope that his "verse shall stand."
The Histories and Poems of Shakespeare
V. 2, Modern Library