William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

O Mistress Mine, Where Are You Roaming? (Twelfth Night, Act Ii, Scene Iii) - Poem by William Shakespeare

O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear! your true-love's coming
That can sing both high and low;
Trip no further, pretty sweeting,
Journey's end in lovers' meeting-
Every wise man's son doth know.

What is love? 'tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty,-
Then come kiss me, Sweet and twenty,
Youth's a stuff will not endure.

Topic(s) of this poem: carpe diem


Comments about O Mistress Mine, Where Are You Roaming? (Twelfth Night, Act Ii, Scene Iii) by William Shakespeare

  • (7/7/2018 10:16:00 AM)


    Job Milton (Report) Reply

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  • Prashant Golwalkar (5/18/2018 2:11:00 AM)


    very nice...very well written. (Report) Reply

  • Britte Ninad (5/17/2018 11:55:00 PM)


    nice definition-

    What is love? 'tis not hereafter;
    Present mirth hath present laughter;
    (Report) Reply

  • (4/23/2018 4:29:00 AM)


    This poem is about love (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2018 3:13:00 PM)


    Add a comment.com oh w r u get ur TALENT com brrw I LOVE YOUR POEMS (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2018 4:50:00 AM)


    Very nice poem. Like it (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2018 9:05:00 AM)


    From this poem l know that what is love THANKS (Report) Reply

  • Rishabh Mishra Amorist (9/29/2017 8:34:00 AM)


    Such a beautiful poem! ! (Report) Reply

  • (9/13/2017 9:44:00 PM)


    Susan Williams should get a life!!! (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2016 6:09:00 PM)


    What's to come is still unsure is apparently a translation of Lorenzo de' Medici's line Di doman non c'e certezza from his poem Quanto bell' e giovinezza. (Report) Reply

  • Himansu  Sekhar Sahoo (5/12/2016 6:21:00 PM)


    It delighted me awesome poem. (Report) Reply

  • Moira Cameron (4/26/2016 9:09:00 PM)


    One cannot deny Shakespeare's command of the language. It still reads as fresh now. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (4/26/2016 5:08:00 PM)


    Shakespeare is the finest! Though as a woman I do not appreciate some of the lines given to the men that have a certain oinky feel to them! But Shakespeare was only giving presentation to these popular notions. I suppose men's opinion of the worth of a woman has increased fractionally in today's society. Beyond those objections, there lies the fact that Shakespeare could pen lovely snarky lines! (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (4/26/2016 9:21:00 AM)


    What is love? 'tis not hereafter;
    Present mirth hath present laughter;
    What's to come is still unsure:
    In delay there lies no plenty, -
    Then come kiss me, Sweet and twenty,
    Youth's a stuff will not endure

    Great stanza. Shakespearean love has its own flavour.
    Nice poem.
    (Report) Reply

  • (4/26/2016 8:54:00 AM)


    Beautifully envisioned great poem with an enchanting flow of emotions composed by the great poet. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (4/26/2016 8:17:00 AM)


    A great message of the bard that youth cannot last true is true and we should not waste it in vainful adventure! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/26/2016 12:52:00 AM)


    What is love? Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (1/12/2016 6:06:00 PM)


    ...........a most wonderful write with a great rhythm and flow ★ (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2016 8:18:00 AM)


    I like V M. My personal valutation is 10/10. Yet I've not enough poetic culture to seize the greathness of it (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/21/2015 4:21:00 AM)


    ''Twelfth Night'', Act II, Scene III

    This is a song sung by Feste, who spends most of Twelfth Night either drunk or suffering from some kind of mental problem....
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 17, 2015


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