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Sonnets Xviii: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?

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Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;

Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
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Egal Bohen 09 February 2006

To William Shakespeare, in your own words: 'So long as men can breath or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee' - absolute genius

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Shaun Cronick 28 March 2020

Shakespeare's sonnets arguably don't come any better than this.

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Fabrizio Frosini 05 January 2016

this Sonnet has been posted 3 times (at least)

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Zell.NZ 22 March 2019

Because its worth reading

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Brian Jani 26 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 

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Ted Smith 21 October 2013

A wonderful and very moving sonnet.

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Vipin Trisal 15 October 2008

Poet's Eye Every living beauty has to die if not seen by a poet's eye.....my poem for Shakespeare

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