William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Love - Poem by William Shakespeare

TELL me where is Fancy bred,
Or in the heart or in the head?
How begot, how nourished?
   Reply, reply.
It is engender'd in the eyes,
With gazing fed; and Fancy dies
In the cradle where it lies.
   Let us all ring Fancy's knell:
   I'll begin it,--Ding, dong, bell.
All. Ding, dong, bell.


Comments about Love by William Shakespeare

  • Mahtab Bangalee (7/14/2018 10:31:00 PM)


    Let us all ring Fancy's knell:
    I'll begin it, - Ding, dong, bell.
    All. Ding, dong, bell.
    .........
    Fench against this bell
    or ring this knell
    pieces of the bread
    in this fancy tread
    I'm mad I'm mad
    .....just funny love of lad! !
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  • Glen Kappy (7/14/2018 7:01:00 AM)


    This little song (I wonder how long it took Will to write it?) explains why we become enamored with our unfettered gaze on starlets and stars on movie screens, and why, if we keep watch on our hearts, we must take care how long and where we let our eyes (inner as well as outer) dwell. -GK (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Flett (7/14/2018 4:28:00 AM)


    'With gazing fed' All in the mind. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (7/14/2018 3:40:00 AM)


    Such a superb poem by William Shakespeare👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (7/14/2018 2:13:00 AM)


    All starts with the fanciful gazing of eyes and dies in the full; so, let us put it in knell and sing ding, dong, bell! What a poem by the king of romanticism, Mr. William Shakespeare! (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2018 12:59:00 AM)


    In Shakespeareans English fancy is 'desire'.
    Engender'd in the eyes with gazing fed....I reckon I avoid looking at what I desire then my becomes blunted. But wouldn't the mind with emotions already ignited pry those eyes open huh? I love this piece. 👌👌👌 oh yeah Shakespeare... Ding dong bell
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  • (7/14/2018 12:55:00 AM)


    TELL me where is Fancy bred,
    Or in the heart or in the head? this phrases are making deep mean to the poem it is nice and great poem thank you
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  • Robert Murray Smith (7/14/2018 12:55:00 AM)


    A great write. Into my favourites. (Report) Reply

  • (7/5/2018 12:41:00 AM)


    Very nice (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2018 3:59:00 AM)


    very neic (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2018 1:26:00 AM)


    So interesting (Report) Reply

  • (5/23/2018 10:54:00 AM)


    Add a comment.superspendiculos (Report) Reply

  • (4/13/2018 8:25:00 AM)


    i cant understand what the poem says (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2018 5:44:00 PM)


    Add a comment.I think it lies inthe Heart (Report) Reply

  • (2/5/2018 9:52:00 AM)


    De regering van de Chinese Volksrepubliek deelt de bevolking in in nationaliteiten. Deze groepen komen hfyfrfbguvbgkusgbfyurfbguyaguyrguyerauigrughiueqgurgfuy4ugbhurulagbouyr sdfjfkf yeuyesiunugfurdhiugfriudzuvhruhgfiuaehguiearhguhreughahgohy7t8a4wyt guizrhug (Report) Reply

  • (2/5/2018 9:52:00 AM)


    De regering van de Chinese Volksrepubliek deelt de bevolking in in nationaliteiten. Deze groepen komen echter niet altijd overeen met wat door antropologen als etnische groepen gezien worden. Volgens de officiële lezing behoort 94% van de bevolking van de volksrepubliek tot een groep die Han genoemd wordt, genoemd naar de Han-dynastie uit de eerste eeuwen voor Christus. De andere nationaliteiten vormen vergeleken met deze overweldigende meerderheid slechts kleine minderheden (Report) Reply

  • (2/5/2018 9:49:00 AM)


    De regering van de Chinese Volksrepubliek deelt de bevolking in bewoners van het noord- en zuidwesten van de volksrepubliek.

    De gedaald. In Binnen-Mongolië is de Han de belangrijkste bevolkingsgroep geworden. De Oeigoeren zijn met name nog goed vertegenwoordigd in het westen van Xinjiang, ten zuiden van de Tian Shan en op de landbouwgronden van de oases in het Tarimbekken. In de steden en het oosten van Xinjiang zijn ze een minderheid in eigen land geworden. In Tibet i
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  • (2/5/2018 9:27:00 AM)


    this is gay as fuck you can all die in a fire (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2018 9:18:00 AM)


    Its really heart touching poem i enjoyed it nd i love it too (Report) Reply

  • (1/11/2018 7:37:00 AM)


    Love this poem it touched my heart 😍😍😍💟😘💟😘😘💗 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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