Not Marble Nor The Guilded Monuments (Sonnet 55) Poem by William Shakespeare

Not Marble Nor The Guilded Monuments (Sonnet 55)

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Not marble nor the gilded monuments
Of princes shall outlive this powerful rhyme;
But you shall shine more bright in these contents
Than unswept stone, besmear'd with sluttish time.
When wasteful war shall statues overturn,
And broils root out the work of masonry,
Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn
The living record of your memory.
'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity
Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room,
Even in the eyes of all posterity
That wear this world out to the ending doom.
So, till the judgment that yourself arise,
You live in this, and dwell in lovers' eyes.

Not Marble Nor The Guilded Monuments (Sonnet 55)
mumtaz jahan ansari 06 October 2016

I love it

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Fabrizio Frosini 21 November 2015

Not marble, nor the gilded monuments: This line is likely an allusion to the lavish tombs of English royalty; in particular, to the tomb of Henry VII in Westminster Abbey, which contains a large sarcophagus made of black marble with gilded effigies of King Henry and his queen, Elizabeth of York.

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Saurav Gangadharan 05 August 2015

the most touched poem

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Brian Jani 26 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out

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M Asim Nehal 01 July 2019

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Egal Bohen 11 January 2008

World that we wear By time from spirit torn Outlived through simple love T''would seem Immortal By emotion borne

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