William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Sonnet Xli - Poem by William Shakespeare

Those petty wrongs that liberty commits,
When I am sometime absent from thy heart,
Thy beauty and thy years full well befits,
For still temptation follows where thou art.
Gentle thou art and therefore to be won,
Beauteous thou art, therefore to be assailed;
And when a woman woos, what woman's son
Will sourly leave her till she have prevailed?
Ay me! but yet thou mightest my seat forbear,
And chide try beauty and thy straying youth,
Who lead thee in their riot even there
Where thou art forced to break a twofold truth,
Hers by thy beauty tempting her to thee,
Thine, by thy beauty being false to me.


Comments about Sonnet Xli by William Shakespeare

  • (7/2/2015 3:31:00 PM)


    .....beautiful poem, fabulous line ★ Ay me! but yet thou mightest my seat forbear, (Report) Reply

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  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 2:54:00 PM)


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

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2001



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