William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Sonnet 42: That thou hast her, it is not all my grief


That thou hast her, it is not all my grief,
And yet it may be said I loved her dearly;
That she hath thee is of my wailing chief,
A loss in love that touches me more nearly.
Loving offenders, thus I will excuse ye:
Thou dost love her because thou know'st I love her,
And for my sake even so doth she abuse me,
Suff'ring my friend for my sake to approve her.
If I lose thee, my loss is my love's gain,
And, losing her, my friend hath found that loss;
Both find each other, and I lose both twain,
And both for my sake lay on me this cross.
But here's the joy: my friend and I are one,
Sweet flattery! Then she loves but me alone.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read poems about / on: loss, friend, grief, joy, alone, love, sonnet, lost

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Sonnet 42: That thou hast her, it is not all my grief by William Shakespeare )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Baby I'm Sorry, Garrett Nakai
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Alone, Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]