William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Silvia

Poem by William Shakespeare

WHO is Silvia? What is she?
   That all our swains commend her?
Holy, fair, and wise is she;
   The heaven such grace did lend her,
That she might admired be.

Is she kind as she is fair?
   For beauty lives with kindness:
Love doth to her eyes repair,
   To help him of his blindness;
And, being help'd, inhabits there.

Then to Silvia let us sing,
   That Silvia is excelling;
She excels each mortal thing
   Upon the dull earth dwelling:
To her let us garlands bring.


Comments about Silvia by William Shakespeare

  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (4/14/2020 5:06:00 PM)

    Such a lovely poem on the beauteous virtues that a woman represents. that is what makes love to stay with her. Thanks poets for the reference of play. Enjoyed reading and exploring more of it.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/14/2020 1:00:00 PM)

    Then to Silvia let us sing,
    That Silvia is excelling;
    She excels each mortal thing
    Upon the dull earth dwelling:
    To her let us garlands bring. the great Shakespeare, tony(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (4/14/2020 10:21:00 AM)

    Then to Silvia let us sing,
    That Silvia is excelling;
    She excels each mortal thing
    Upon the dull earth dwelling: .......touching expression with love to Silvia. It is a beautiful poem composed by William Shakespeare.(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (4/14/2020 9:44:00 AM)

    Sylvia becomes the epitome of divine beauty and elegance as personified by this poem.
    Sheer magic comes alive through the words of the bard.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (4/14/2020 5:31:00 AM)

    morally beauty she is
    and her beauty excels everything excellently//// beautiful poem penned by the greatest one; enjoyable poem(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (4/14/2020 4:08:00 AM)

    CONGRATULATIONS for the family of William Shakespeare. This is his weakest poem from all his poems. The theme here is about Infidelity in love matter. In this play a girl/woman is clothed as a boy/man. We expect here a funny personal changes.Though his weakest play, it is beautiful though.WS has oft a soft and touching tone is his songs/plays. His language is not always refined, but he remains the greatest poet in english literature.(Report)Reply

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  • Nkosilathi ZinyaneNkosilathi Zinyane (9/28/2019 11:26:00 PM)

    Is Silvia as kind as she is fair...LOvely poem one that i enjoyed(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (4/15/2019 3:45:00 AM)

    CONGRATULATIONS, DEAR WILLIAM, POEM HUNTER HAS CHOSEN YOUR POEM
    scene from ''Two Gentlemen of Verona'', Act 4, Scene 2

    SCENE 2. Milan. Outside the DUKE's palace, under SILVIA's chamber.
    Host: Ay: but, peace! let's hear 'em.
    SONG: Who is Silvia? what is she.....most beautifully said. God Bles You perpetually, SYLVIA FRANCES CHAN(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (4/14/2019 8:23:00 PM)

    One of the greatest poems by William Shakespeare......(Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (4/14/2019 4:55:00 PM)

    A wonderful tribute to a woman
    of great character.
    Beautifully written.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/14/2019 12:56:00 PM)

    She excels each mortal thing
    Upon the dull earth dwelling:
    To her let us garlands bring. the great Shakespeare and his short poems. lovely. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (4/14/2019 11:06:00 AM)

    " That Sylvia is excelling
    She excels each mortal thing"
    A great tribute.(Report)Reply

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (4/14/2019 11:03:00 AM)

    beauty lives with kindness......Such great words cannot come out from anybody other than Shakespeare the Great(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (4/14/2019 4:45:00 AM)

    Then to Silvia let us sing,
    That Silvia is excelling;
    She excels each mortal thing
    Upon the dull earth dwelling:
    To her let us garlands bring......nice expression on love and mortality. Beautiful poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (4/14/2019 2:39:00 AM)

    Love of beauty living with kindness all surely love in the world!(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (4/14/2019 1:53:00 AM)

    " Is she kind as she is fair? " 💃✍

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (4/14/2019 12:17:00 AM)

    'For beauty lives with kindness'...immortal lines from an immortal poet!(Report)Reply

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (4/14/2019 12:15:00 AM)

    'For beauty lives with kindness'..........immortal lines from an immortal poet!(Report)Reply

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  • Fabrizio FrosiniFabrizio Frosini (1/25/2016 5:48:00 PM)

    from ''Two Gentlemen of Verona'', Act 4, Scene 2

    SCENE II. Milan. Outside the DUKE's palace, under SILVIA's chamber.

    - Host:
    Ay: but, peace! let's hear 'em.
    SONG.
    Who is Silvia? what is she,
    That all our swains commend her?
    Holy, fair and wise is she;
    The heaven such grace did lend her,
    That she might admired be.
    Is she kind as she is fair?
    For beauty lives with kindness.
    Love doth to her eyes repair,
    To help him of his blindness,
    And, being help'd, inhabits there.
    Then to Silvia let us sing,
    That Silvia is excelling;
    She excels each mortal thing
    Upon the dull earth dwelling:
    To her let us garlands bring.(Report)Reply

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    3 person did not like.
  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (4/26/2014 5:04:00 AM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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