William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Sonnet 25: Let Those Who Are In Favour With Their Stars - Poem by William Shakespeare

Let those who are in favour with their stars
Of public honour and proud titles boast,
Whilst I, whom fortune of such triumph bars,
Unlooked for joy in that I honour most.
Great princes' favourites their fair leaves spread,
But as the marigold at the sun's eye,
And in themselves their pride lies burièd,
For at a frown they in their glory die.
The painful warrior famousèd for fight,
After a thousand victories once foiled,
Is from the book of honour razèd quite,
And all the rest forgot for which he toiled.
Then happy I that love and am beloved
Where I may not remove nor be removed.

Comments about Sonnet 25: Let Those Who Are In Favour With Their Stars by William Shakespeare

  • Michael Morgan (7/21/2015 7:24:00 AM)

    Well, I suppose it's alright...MM (Report) Reply

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  • Ramesh T A Ramesh T A (7/21/2015 3:57:00 AM)

    Wonderful sonnet by Shakespeare to read! The bard's words are golden message to be read even after many ages too! (Report) Reply

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  • Egal Bohen Egal Bohen (7/13/2006 7:22:00 PM)

    Who on earth voted this brilliant poem a measely 1! -It carries such a powerful message for egotists.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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