The beginning of William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 104" is one of many quotes that may be appropriate for a 50th wedding anniversary. The quote reads, "To me, fair friend, you never can be old. For as you were when first your eye I eyed, such seems your beauty still."
William Shakespeare, a prolific playwright and poet, wrote "Sonnet 104" about his love of a dear young friend. His 154 sonnets are separated into three sequences, each focused on a different subject. "Sonnet 104" is grouped within the "Fair Youth" sequence with an additional 125 musings. The other 28 sonnets are separated into two sequences, "The Dark Lady" and "The Rival Poet." Sonnets are poems containing three quatrains and a final couplet written in iambic pentameter.