Poems by William Shakespeare

Poems by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 17: Who Will Believe My Verse In Time To Come , by William Shakespeare

Who will believe my verse in time to come
If it were filled with your most high deserts?
Though y...

Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day? , by William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do s...

Sonnet 19: Devouring Time Blunt Thou The Lion's Paws , by William Shakespeare

Devouring Time blunt thou the lion's paws,
And make the earth devour her own sweet brood,

Sonnet 2: When Forty Winters Shall Besiege Thy Brow , by William Shakespeare

When forty winters shall besiege thy brow,
And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field,
Thy y...

Sonnet 20: A Woman's Face With Nature's Own Hand Painted , by William Shakespeare

A woman's face with Nature's own hand painted
Hast thou, the master-mistress of my passion;
A w...

Sonnet 21: So Is It Not With Me As With That Muse , by William Shakespeare

So is it not with me as with that muse,
Stirred by a painted beauty to his verse,
Who heaven it...

Sonnet 22: My Glass Shall Not Persuade Me I Am Old , by William Shakespeare

My glass shall not persuade me I am old
So long as youth and thou are of one date;
But when in t...

Sonnet 23: As An Unperfect Actor On The Stage , by William Shakespeare

As an unperfect actor on the stage
Who with his fear is put beside his part,
Or some fierce thin...

Sonnet 24: Mine Eye Hath Played The Painter And Hath Stelled , by William Shakespeare

Mine eye hath played the painter and hath stelled,
Thy beauty's form in table of my heart,
My b...

Sonnet 25: Let Those Who Are In Favour With Their Stars , by William Shakespeare

Let those who are in favour with their stars
Of public honour and proud titles boast,
Whilst I, ...

The Rape of Lucrece, by William Shakespeare

FROM the besieged Ardea all in post,
Borne by the trustless wings of false desire,