William Shakespeare
Warwickshire
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Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day? (Sonnet 18)

Rating: 4.3
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
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Indira Renganathan 04 February 2021
'Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed; ' beautiful poetic expression...5***** specially for this alone
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 26 January 2021
A wonderful poem so beautifully crafted. Superb imagery.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 26 January 2021
This is very true that eternal summer never fades. Tis reflects both inner and outer beauty. Nature changes and we perceive God's creation in many ways. This poem is very natural and deeply philosophical poem. This is excellently penned.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 26 January 2021
This favourite Great Poet All Time's Sonnet 18 to my Favourites! He knows to choose the words. Love it!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 26 January 2021
WOW! Again A Shakespearean Sonnet as The Classic Poem Of The Day. William Shakespeare one of my favourite poets all time. In the Shakespearean sonnet, each line is 10 syllables long written in iambic pentameter, three quatrains plus a final rhyming couplet.5 Stars!
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Zeenat Khatoon 08 December 2019
Nise poems
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Zeenat Khatoon 08 December 2019
Nise poem
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Mohammad Skati 29 November 2019
All Shakespeare's poems are great.
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