William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Sonnet 75: So Are You To My Thoughts As Food To Life - Poem by William Shakespeare

So are you to my thoughts as food to life,
Or as sweet-seasoned showers are to the ground;
And for the peace of you I hold such strife
As 'twixt a miser and his wealth is found.
Now proud as an enjoyer, and anon
Doubting the filching age will steal his treasure;
Now counting best to be with you alone,
Then bettered that the world may see my pleasure;
Sometimes all full with feasting on your sight,
And by and by clean starvèd for a look;
Possessing or pursuing no delight
Save what is had, or must from you be took.
Thus do I pine and surfeit day by day,
Or gluttoning on all, or all away.


Comments about Sonnet 75: So Are You To My Thoughts As Food To Life by William Shakespeare

  • (2/5/2018 9:04:00 AM)


    I love this poem. This poem is so amazing. I could read this all day long, every day. (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (4/2/2016 10:17:00 AM)


    in ITALIAN:


    Tu sei per i miei pensieri come il cibo per la vita, o come per la terra le dolci piogge di primavera, e per amor tuo sostengo una lotta come l'avaro con le sue ricchezze: Ora orgoglioso possessore, e quindi affranto che i tempi ladri gli rubino il suo tesoro; ora contando solo di stare con te, e ora preferendo che anche altri partecipino delle mie conquiste; Qualche volta deliziato della tu vista, e poco dopo affamato di un tuo sguardo; non possedendo ne cercando altra gioia che quella che tu dai o che da te io spero. E cosi', giorno dopo giorno, languisco e sono sazio, di tutto disponendo, e tutto desiderando.
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  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 8:24:00 AM)


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

  • Egal Bohen (2/27/2008 6:51:00 PM)


    Ah Will, of love it is you surely here do write
    A feast on beauty, through thy pleasured sight
    Thy gaze to feed a starve'd mind
    As food to life compared, yet still you pine.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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