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Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixèd mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003


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  • Fiona Schwartzinoff (12/19/2013 7:53:00 PM)

    I recite this almost everyday too! It reminds me of Marianne Dashwood and Willoughby from Sense and Sensibility. I love the way Kate Winslet recited this in the rain. How pitifully tragic.

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  • Declan Mehegan (11/29/2011 1:56:00 PM)

    Beautiful.I know this off by heart and recite this everyday.

  • Sajini G (6/16/2011 4:15:00 AM)

    It is the poem in which I melt myself. I cant find a definition for love which described already in this sonnet.

  • Silver Day (3/23/2010 5:33:00 PM)

    a great definition of love, this is my ultimate favorite poem ever. i adore william shakespeare. even at my young age. i have not completly understood this poem i do understand most of it.

  • Shara D (9/19/2009 9:53:00 PM)

    Indeed, love is not time's fool! this sonnet simply puts to words the immortality of one true love

  • Charlie M (8/8/2009 2:11:00 PM)

    this is definitely my favourite out of all the Shakespeare Sonnets...and the last two lines are just magic!

  • Nieva Tragura (7/13/2009 6:46:00 AM)

    this the first shakespeare work i've read...it is really lovely and timely.....i do love this poem...it's great..

  • Nieva Tragura (7/13/2009 6:42:00 AM)

    this the first shakespeare work i've read...it is really lovely and timely.....i do love this poem...it's great..

  • Linda M (1/6/2009 6:32:00 AM)

    This poem helped pave the way to my everlasting belief in true love. It is timeless and strips love down to its truest and most natural form.

  • BEAU GOLDEN (12/15/2006 4:58:00 AM)

    Sonnet 116 has inspired me and comes to me sometimes when i am drunk or just lazily not thinking. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds!
    brilliant. THis was the one that started me down this path of writing poems.

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