William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

O Never Say That I Was False Of Heart - Poem by William Shakespeare

O never say that I was false of heart,
Though absence seem'd my flame to qualify:
As easy might I from myself depart
As from my soul, which in thy breast doth lie;

That is my home of love; if I have ranged,
Like him that travels, I return again,
Just to the time, not with the time exchanged,
So that myself bring water for my stain.

Never believe, though in my nature reign'd
All frailties that besiege all kinds of blood,
That it could so preposterously be stain'd
To leave for nothing all thy sum of good:

For nothing this wide universe I call,
Save thou, my rose: in it thou art my all.

Comments about O Never Say That I Was False Of Heart by William Shakespeare

  • Vicky Iliaens (9/5/2017 5:38:00 AM)

    my imaginatition becomes a bit too ' vivid ' with this poem: -) , well I think I can not be the only one in that tough (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (4/26/2016 6:02:00 AM)

    Masterstroke.........100+++ (Report) Reply

  • (4/21/2016 10:16:00 PM)

    .......beautiful with a most wonderful ending ★ (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini (12/23/2015 4:46:00 PM)

    this sonnet (Sonnet 109) is an apology of sorts, but the poet in no way begs for forgiveness.

    Many scholars believe that Shakespeare's relationship with his dear friend (likely the Earl of Southampton) is more than platonic and few sonnets lend credibility to this argument more so than 109-120.
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (12/23/2015 4:44:00 PM)

    The poet reveals that his feelings toward his friend have cooled during his time away from London, likely during a tour with his acting company, the Chamberlain's Men (around 1594) . (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 5:00:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 29, 2010

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