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William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

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,
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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. (Report) Reply

  • 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. (Report) Reply

  • 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. (Report) Reply

  • 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 (Report) Reply

  • 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! (Report) Reply

  • 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.. (Report) Reply

  • 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.. (Report) Reply

  • 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. (Report) Reply

  • 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. (Report) Reply

  • Mary Fraughton (4/18/2005 2:27:00 PM)

    I love this poem. I cried the first time that I read it. To me, this is what love is about.
    If you liked this sonnet, you'd probably like the one that starts
    'No longer mourn for me when I am dead...' (Report) Reply

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