Treasure Island

William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Sonnets LIII: What is your substance, whereof are you made


What is your substance, whereof are you made,
That millions of strange shadows on you tend?
Since everyone hath, everyone, one shade,
And you, but one, can every shadow lend.
Describe Adonis, and the counterfeit
Is poorly imitated after you;
On Helen's cheek all art of beauty set,
And you in Grecian tires are painted new.
Speak of the spring and foison of the year,
The one doth shadow of your beauty show,
The other as your bounty doth appear;
And you in every blessed shape we know.
In all external grace you have some part,
But you like none, none you, for constant heart.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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: beauty, spring, heart

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 (Sonnets LIII: What is your substance, whereof are you made by William Shakespeare )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

New Poems

  1. Not good, gajanan mishra
  2. Trials And Tribulations, Joseph T. Renaldi
  3. Friends, you are here, gajanan mishra
  4. Thoughts of Unknowing Ness (Complex Poet.., Marieta Maglas
  5. A Carpet On The Ground, Joseph T. Renaldi
  6. Regrets, hannah wilbert
  7. Zones Of Pleasure, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. Real friend, gajanan mishra
  9. Looking out his window, hannah wilbert
  10. Is Suicide The Answer?, louis rams

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]