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Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made Of Truth - Poem by William Shakespeare

When my love swears that she is made of truth
I do believe her, though I know she lies,
That she might think me some untutored youth,
Unlearnèd in the world's false subtleties.
Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young,
Although she knows my days are past the best,
Simply I credit her false-speaking tongue;
On both sides thus is simple truth suppressed.
But wherefore says she not she is unjust?
And wherefore say not I that I am old?
O, love's best habit is in seeming trust,
And age in love, loves not to have years told.
Therefore I lie with her, and she with me,
And in our faults by lies we flattered be.


Comments about Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made Of Truth by William Shakespeare

  • Gold Star - 65,910 Points * Sunprincess * (6/8/2014 7:59:00 AM)

    ~ When my love swears that she is made of truth
    I do believe her, though I know she lies, ~
    .............he does believe love....even though he knows she lies...
    .........this means he is a believer in love....great write.. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 529 Points Brian Jani (4/26/2014 5:53:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 37,533 Points James Mclain Is It Poetry (6/8/2013 6:44:00 PM)

    I cannot lie but live to tell the truth.
    Flattered by the lips that never spoke.
    Eleven lines are left two split in half......iip (Report) Reply

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Poems About Truth

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  3. 3. Tell All The Truth , Emily Dickinson
  4. 4. O Tell Me The Truth About Love , WH Auden
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  6. 6. Truth , Geoffrey Chaucer
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  8. 8. The Simple Truth , Philip Levine
  9. 9. The Truth Of Woman , Sir Walter Scott
  10. 10. A Legend Of Truth , Rudyard Kipling
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  15. 15. Search For Truth , David Herbert Lawrence
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  17. 17. The Nakedness Of Truth (I Know It Well) , Paul Eluard
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  20. 20. Time Of Truth , Linda Ori
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  30. 30. Truth , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  31. 31. The Truth , jeanne harmon
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  33. 33. Sonnet Xi: In Truth, Oh Love , Sir Philip Sidney
  34. 34. 0023 The Truth About Truth, Etc. , Michael Shepherd
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  36. 36. 0362 Party To Truth , Michael Shepherd
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  43. 43. The Truth , Dominica Wolf
  44. 44. The Truth About Life , Sylvia Chidi
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