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Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made Of Truth

Rating: 3.8

When my love swears that she is made of truth
I do believe her, though I know she lies,
That she might think me some untutored youth,
Unlearnèd in the world's false subtleties.
Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young,
Although she knows my days are past the best,
Simply I credit her false-speaking tongue;
On both sides thus is simple truth suppressed.
But wherefore says she not she is unjust?
And wherefore say not I that I am old?

O, love's best habit is in seeming trust,
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Carlos Echeverria 08 June 2012

does this dress make me look fat? ...and from that mundane question, Shakespeare's worldly wisdom creates a beautiful sonnet.

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James Mclain 08 June 2013

I cannot lie but live to tell the truth. Flattered by the lips that never spoke. Eleven lines are left two split in half......iip

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James Green 08 June 2011

People say that love is all about being honest and telling the truth, but they don't realize that sometimes it is in those innocuous lies that love tends to find true happiness. Shakespeare, the God of literature is one of the first few people to realize that....

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Manonton Dalan 08 June 2010

SOMETHING IN COMMON makes relationship worth holding. it just happen theirs is not very remarkable. i want to meet a person who never lies.

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harleen 01 November 2019

this poem is very beautifully written.

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Abdulrauf Muhammad 27 April 2019

your poem is really meaningful and creative, and I like it. can you please read and rate my poem " farewell lovely mom" . thank you

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Oskar 08 October 2019

You do realize shakespeare has been dead for almost 400 years...

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cute goy 10 June 2018

its awesome for my girlfriend

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* Sunprincess * 08 June 2014

~ When my love swears that she is made of truth I do believe her, though I know she lies, ~ .............he does believe love....even though he knows she lies... .........this means he is a believer in love....great write..

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Brian Jani 26 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out

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