William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Sonnet 149: Canst Thou, O Cruel, Say I Love Thee Not - Poem by William Shakespeare

Canst thou, O cruel, say I love thee not,
When I against my self with thee partake?
Do I not think on thee when I forgot
Am of my self, all tyrant, for thy sake?
Who hateth thee that I do call my friend?
On whom frown'st thou that I do fawn upon?
Nay, if thou lour'st on me, do I not spend
Revenge upon my self with present moan?
What merit do I in my self respect,
That is so proud thy service to despise,
When all my best doth worship thy defect,
Commanded by the motion of thine eyes?
But, love, hate on, for now I know thy mind:
Those that can see thou lov'st, and I am blind.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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