William Shakespeare
Warwickshire
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Sonnet Cl

Rating: 2.8
O, from what power hast thou this powerful might
With insufficiency my heart to sway?
To make me give the lie to my true sight,
And swear that brightness doth not grace the day?
Whence hast thou this becoming of things ill,
That in the very refuse of thy deeds
There is such strength and warrantize of skill
That, in my mind, thy worst all best exceeds?
Who taught thee how to make me love thee more
The more I hear and see just cause of hate?
O, though I love what others do abhor,
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Fabrizio Frosini 07 November 2015
The poet expresses his wonder that a woman so deficient in attractions can exert such a powerful sway over him. But the fact being so, there was the stronger reason why she should return his affection.
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Brian Jani 26 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out
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* Sunprincess * 08 January 2014
.....beautiful lines indeed... ~O, from what power hast thou this powerful might With insufficiency my heart to sway? To make me give the lie to my true sight, And swear that brightness doth not grace the day? ~
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