William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Sonnet Lxvi - Poem by William Shakespeare

Tired with all these, for restful death I cry,
As, to behold desert a beggar born,
And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity,
And purest faith unhappily forsworn,
And guilded honour shamefully misplaced,
And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted,
And right perfection wrongfully disgraced,
And strength by limping sway disabled,
And art made tongue-tied by authority,
And folly doctor-like controlling skill,
And simple truth miscall'd simplicity,
And captive good attending captain ill:
Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
Save that, to die, I leave my love alone.


Comments about Sonnet Lxvi by William Shakespeare

  • (7/16/2018 12:10:00 AM)


    What is this poem about? (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (7/11/2017 12:07:00 PM)


    Brilliant poem. I could read this again and again and not tire of it. (Report) Reply

  • (7/11/2017 12:04:00 PM)


    One of repetitive nature of the poem enforces his message. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 10:48:00 AM)


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

Read all 4 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: strength, faith, truth, alone, death, love, sonnet



Poem Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2001



Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
[Report Error]