Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day? (Sonnet 18)

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.

by William Shakespeare Click to read full poem

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So much he left unsaid to die a young man's death, As life went on. And life went on, reputation tarnished but intact.
My fav poem by Shakespeare. The writing style of this sonnet captivated me the 1st time I read it.
One of the Bard's immortal sonnets. of which of course there are many.
Very talented man.....thou his present shall present his words
Every time I read this piece of marvel, I am always breathless as I go through between words, between lines...just fascinating! ! ! I love this poet forever.
Poet is even afraid to compare his lover to anything else, I love the originality of this poem..Masterpiece.
Extraordinary poem................. ...
iambic pentameter
Such a great write about mischief...
love it so true and creative
evergreen love is tuning here- Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade, When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st. So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
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Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st, Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade-great expression
Such a good poem
Nice and good poems of William Shakespeare
Par excellance
Excellent poem