Learn More

William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Sonnet XXXVII


As a decrepit father takes delight
To see his active child do deeds of youth,
So I, made lame by fortune's dearest spite,
Take all my comfort of thy worth and truth.
For whether beauty, birth, or wealth, or wit,
Or any of these all, or all, or more,
Entitled in thy parts do crowned sit,
I make my love engrafted to this store:
So then I am not lame, poor, nor despised,
Whilst that this shadow doth such substance give
That I in thy abundance am sufficed
And by a part of all thy glory live.
Look, what is best, that best I wish in thee:
This wish I have; then ten times happy me!

Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2001

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: birth, father, happy, truth, child, beauty, sonnet, children

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 XXXVII by William Shakespeare )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

New Poems

  1. One Not, But Three Bibis, Veiled Wives, .., Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. Alive In S'November To Remember - The Ta.., Joe Muschaweck
  3. Each Day With You KP, Michael McParland
  4. थिरिँ बिरिँ x6, Ronjoy Brahma
  5. debauched, Frank Weedings
  6. The Doubter and the Doubt , Ananta Madhavan
  7. A, Vera Sidhwa
  8. What is your name?, Aftab Alam
  9. Heaven, Hell, or the Highway, David Lewis Paget
  10. Grave fetched, Aftab Alam

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Thomas Wyatt

Farewell love and all thy laws forever;
Thy baited hooks shall tangle me no more.
Senec and Plato call me from thy lore
To perfect wealth, my wit for to endeavour.
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. ا ق ب ا ل .., shahnawazz zaidi
  8. Fine Days, Orhan Veli Kanik
  9. When I Have Fears, John Keats
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]