Shakespeare Sonnet 18


"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"

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 owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
   When in eternal lines to time thou growest;
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
   So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

			 William Shaksepeare   

				(1564 - 1616) #1 Site for Love

More Shakespeare Sonnets

Sonnet 29 "When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes"

Sonnet 130  "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun"

Sonnet 55 "Not marble nor the gilded monuments"

Sonnet 105 "Let not my love be called idolatry"

Sonnet 1 "From fairest creatures we desire increase"

Sonnet 63 "Against my love shall be as I am now"

Sonnet 60 "Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore"

Sonnet 116 "Let me not to marriage of true minds admit impediments"

Sonnet 64 "When I have seen by Time's fell hand"

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