William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Sonnet Xci

Poem by William Shakespeare

Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
Some in their wealth, some in their bodies' force,
Some in their garments, though new-fangled ill,
Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;
And every humour hath his adjunct pleasure,
Wherein it finds a joy above the rest:
But these particulars are not my measure;
All these I better in one general best.
Thy love is better than high birth to me,
Richer than wealth, prouder than garments' cost,
Of more delight than hawks or horses be;
And having thee, of all men's pride I boast:
Wretched in this alone, that thou mayst take
All this away and me most wretched make.


Comments about Sonnet Xci by William Shakespeare

  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (1/6/2019 9:58:00 AM)

    Wherein it finds a joy above the rest:
    But these particulars are not my measure;
    All these I better in one general best.
    Thy love is better than high birth to me,(Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (4/26/2014 2:12:00 PM)

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

    0 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
Read all 2 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: birth, horse, pride, joy, alone, sonnet



Poem Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2001

Poem Edited: Monday, May 21, 2001


[Report Error]