A Madrigal

Crabbed Age and Youth
Cannot live together:
Youth is full of pleasance,
Age is full of care;

by William Shakespeare Click to read full poem

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Hi. this poem was average. thi poem is not very amazing. Shakespear really let us down here. p.s. that rhymes
Age, I do abhor thee; Youth, I do adore thee; ............... poetically its brilliant aroma inspires the dictional clarity of a poet.
My love is young Excellent use of imageries by William Shakespeare. Great poem from the Master himself. Sylva Onyema Uba
A brilliant depiction has been made on crabbed age and youth with many example. It may be quoted...... Age, I do abhor thee; Youth, I do adore thee; Great poem of great poet.
Such a remarkable poem by William Shakespeare👍👍👍
lovely- O! my Love, my Love is young! - - O sweet shepherd, hie thee, For methinks thou stay'st too long.
A great poem from the Bard.
Age versus youth- we'd all rather be young than old. But I would rather hang out with young people- they put life back into life. Unfortunately, while young people enjoy my company- given a choice they probably would rather be with their buddies doing their own dumb things rather than listen to tales of dumb thing done in the past.
Poem is very nice thank you William
Hmmm...Age and youth. 'Age i abhor thee, Youth i adore thee'....Metaphysical. Shakespeare indeed that shakes our sphere.
Well thought out difference between the youth and old age brilliantly explained. Amazing. Thanks. Youth is hot and bold, Age is weak and cold,
A well accomplished poem...a complimentary poem to both young and old...pragmatic too...great
Youth and age are two matters not matching together it seems according to Shakespeare! Youth is like heart ever romantic but age is like winter cold to go according to heart's desire!
Yes it is a bitter fact.A nice poem!
Age is full of care! Nice work.
Madrigal is a secular form of music often used as a partsong. It was very popular during the time of Renaissance. It was polyphonic and usually unaccompanied, since it used a plenty of voices.
Shakespeare compares Youth and “Crabbed age” (old age) . He describes them as a couple which cannot live together since they are the complete opposites of each other. While Youth id careless, summer-like and healthy, Age is weak, sad and has “short breath”.
.....an excellent write and so true ★
love this one though simple its beautiful