The DQ of Amherst College

Justin Hendrix ’14

“Sonnet #17: Shall I compare thee to a Dairy Queen?” by Justin Hendrix

Shall I compare thee to a Dairy Queen?

Thou are more lovely and more warm than she.

I cannot know, for I have never seen,

What new adventures lie in store for me.

But from the window through which I have looked,

I’ve heard your music to be soft and sweet;

The melodies and harmonies you struck,

Would take a thousand Pavarotti’s to beat.

But more than that I love the various tastes,

And the atmosphere of vivacity and fun,

And the white jackets, cool as outer space,

Which like the ice cream, glisten in the sun.

But most I love to sing, make no mistake,

And to do it with friends is th’icing on the cake.