Carpe Diem – William Shakespeare

O mistress mine, where are you roaming? O stay and hear! your true-love’s coming That can sing both high and low; Trip no further, pretty…

Bridal Song – William Shakespeare

ROSES, their sharp spines being gone, Not royal in their smells alone, But in their hue; Maiden pinks, of odour faint, Daisies smell-less, yet most…

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind – William Shakespeare

Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind As man’s ingratitude; Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen, Although…

Aubade – William Shakespeare

HARK! hark! the lark at heaven’s gate sings, And Phoebus ‘gins arise, His steeds to water at those springs On chaliced flowers that lies; And…

A Lover’s Complaint – William Shakespeare

FROM off a hill whose concave womb reworded A plaintful story from a sistering vale, My spirits to attend this double voice accorded, And down…

 A Fairy Song – William Shakespeare

Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire! I do wander everywhere, Swifter than the moon’s sphere;…

Complete Collection of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Complete Collection of Shakespeare’s Sonnets RumiBalkhi.Com From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty’s rose might never die, But as the riper should by…

From Fairest Creatures We Desire Increase By William Shakespeare

From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty’s rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender heir might…

Be Wise As Thou Art Cruel Do Not Press By William Shakespeare

Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press My tongue-tied patience with too much disdain; Lest sorrow lend me words, and words express The…

Lo As A Careful Housewife Runs To Catch By William Shakespeare

Lo, as a careful housewife runs to catch One of her feathered creatures broke away, Sets down her babe, and makes all swift dispatch In…

Say That Thou Didst Forsake Me For Some Fault By William Shakespeare

Say that thou didst forsake me for some fault, And I will comment upon that offence: Speak of my lameness, and I straight will halt,…

Thy Bosom Is Endeared With All Hearts By William Shakespeare

Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts, Which I by lacking have supposed dead; And there reigns Love, and all Love’s loving parts, And all…

Why Is My Verse So Barren Of New Pride By William Shakespeare

Why is my verse so barren of new pride, So far from variation or quick change? Why with the time do I not glance aside…

How Like A Winter Hath My Absence Been By William Shakespeare

How like a winter hath my absence been From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!…

From Fairest Creatures We Desire Increase By William Shakespeare

From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty’s rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender heir might…

No Time Thou Shalt Not Boast That I Do Change By William Shakespeare

No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change Thy pyramids built up with newer might To me are nothing novel, nothing strange; They…

That God Forbid That Made Me First Your Slave By William Shakespeare

That god forbid, that made me first your slave, I should in thought control your times of pleasure, Or at your hand the account of…

Then Hate Me When Thou Wilt If Ever Now By William Shakespeare

Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now; Now, while the world is bent my deeds to cross, Join with the spite of fortune,…

Against That Time If Ever That Time Come By William Shakespeare

Against that time, if ever that time come, When I shall see thee frown on my defects, When as thy love hath cast his utmost…

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, whom fortune of such triumph bars Unlook’d…

O! How Thy Worth With Manners May I Sing By William Shakespeare

O! how thy worth with manners may I sing, When thou art all the better part of me? What can mine own praise to mine…

So Shall I Live Supposing Thou Art True By William Shakespeare

So shall I live, supposing thou art true, Like a deceived husband; so love’s face May still seem love to me, though altered new; Thy…

When Most I Wink Then Do Mine Eyes Best See By William Shakespeare

When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see, For all the day they view things unrespected; But when I sleep, in dreams they…

For Shame Deny That Thou Bear’st Love To Any By William Shakespeare

For shame deny that thou bear’st love to any, Who for thy self art so unprovident. Grant, if thou wilt, thou art beloved of many,…

Mine Eye Hath Played The Painter And Hath Steeled By William Shakespeare

Mine eye hath played the painter and hath steeled, Thy beauty’s form in table of my heart; My body is the frame wherein ’tis held,…

Since Brass Nor Stone Nor Earth Nor Boundless Sea By William Shakespeare

Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o’ersways their power, How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, Whose…

Thy Gift Thy Tables Are Within My Brain By William Shakespeare

Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain Full charactered with lasting memory, Which shall above that idle rank remain, Beyond all date, even to…

When To The Sessions Of Sweet Silent Thought By William Shakespeare

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,…

Cupid Laid By His Brand And Fell Asleep By William Shakespeare

Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep A maid of Dian’s this advantage found, And his love-kindling fire did quickly steep In a cold…

As A Decrepit Father Takes Delight By William Shakespeare

As a decrepit father takes delight To see his active child do deeds of youth, So I, made lame by Fortune’s dearest spite, Take all…

Not From The Stars Do I My Judgement Pluck By William Shakespeare

Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck; And yet methinks I have Astronomy, But not to tell of good or evil luck, Of…

Mine Eye And Heart Are At A Mortal War By William Shakespeare

Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war, How to divide the conquest of thy sight; Mine eye my heart thy picture’s sight would…

Thus Is His Cheek The Map Of Days Outworn By William Shakespeare

Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn, When beauty lived and died as flowers do now, Before these bastard signs of fair were…

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; Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger’s jaws,…

Let Not My Love Be Called Idolatry By William Shakespeare

Let not my love be called idolatry, Nor my beloved as an idol show, Since all alike my songs and praises be To one, of…

O! How Much More Doth Beauty Beauteous Seem By William Shakespeare

O! how much more doth beauty beauteous seem By that sweet ornament which truth doth give. The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem…

Thine Eyes I Love And They As Pitying Me By William Shakespeare

Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me, Knowing thy heart torments me with disdain, Have put on black and loving mourners be, Looking…

When I Consider Every Thing That Grows By William Shakespeare

When I consider every thing that grows Holds in perfection but a little moment, That this huge stage presenteth nought but shows Whereon the stars…

Full Many A Glorious Morning Have I Seen By William Shakespeare

Full many a glorious morning have I seen Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye, Kissing with golden face the meadows green, Gilding pale streams…

Love Is Too Young To Know What Conscience Is By William Shakespeare

Love is too young to know what conscience is, Yet who knows not conscience is born of love? Then, gentle cheater, urge not my amiss,…

So Are You To My Thoughts As Food To Life By William Shakespeare

So are you to my thoughts as food to life, Or as sweet-season’d showers are to the ground; And for the peace of you I…

So Now I Have Confessed That He Is Thine By William Shakespeare

So now I have confessed that he is thine, And I my self am mortgaged to thy will, Myself I’ll forfeit, so that other mine…

Whoever Hath Her Wish Thou Hast Thy Will By William Shakespeare

Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will, And Will to boot, and Will in over-plus; More than enough am I that vexed thee still,…

If There Be Nothing New But That Which Is By William Shakespeare

If there be nothing new, but that which is Hath been before, how are our brains beguil’d, Which labouring for invention bear amiss The second…

I Grant Thou Wert Not Married To My Muse By William Shakespeare

I grant thou wert not married to my Muse, And therefore mayst without attaint o’erlook The dedicated words which writers use Of their fair subject,…

Not Marble Nor The Gilded Monuments By William Shakespeare

Not marble, nor the gilded monuments Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme; But you shall shine more bright in these contents Than unswept stone,…

That Thou Hast Her It Is Not All My Grief By William Shakespeare

That thou hast her it is not all my grief, And yet it may be said I loved her dearly; That she hath thee is…

What Potions Have I Drunk Of Siren Tears By William Shakespeare

What potions have I drunk of Siren tears, Distilled from limbecks foul as hell within, Applying fears to hopes, and hopes to fears, Still losing…

But Do Thy Worst To Steal Thyself Away By William Shakespeare

But do thy worst to steal thyself away, For term of life thou art assured mine; And life no longer than thy love will stay,…

Like As The Waves Make Towards The Pebbled Shore By William Shakespeare

Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end; Each changing place with that which goes before,…

O! That You Were Your Self But Love You Are By William Shakespeare

O! that you were your self; but, love, you are No longer yours, than you your self here live: Against this coming end you should…

Those Hours That With Gentle Work Did Frame By William Shakespeare

Those hours, that with gentle work did frame The lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell, Will play the tyrants to the very same And…

When Thou Shalt Be Disposed To Set Me Light By William Shakespeare

When thou shalt be disposed to set me light, And place my merit in the eye of scorn, Upon thy side, against myself I’ll fight,…

Beshrew That Heart That Makes My Heart To Groan By William Shakespeare

Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan For that deep wound it gives my friend and me! Is’t not enough to torture me…

Music To Hear Why Hear’st Thou Music Sadly By William Shakespeare

Music to hear, why hear’st thou music sadly Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy: Why lov’st thou that which thou receiv’st not…

Since I Left You Mine Eye Is In My Mind By William Shakespeare

Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind; And that which governs me to go about Doth part his function and is partly…

Tired With All These For Restful Death I Cry By William Shakespeare

Tired with all these, for restful death I cry, As to behold desert a beggar born, And needy nothing trimm’d in jollity, And purest faith…

Accuse Me Thus That I Have Scanted All By William Shakespeare

Accuse me thus that I have scanted all, Wherein I should your great deserts repay, Forgot upon your dearest love to call, Whereto all bonds…

Farewell! Thou Art Too Dear For My Possessing By William Shakespeare

Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing, And like enough thou know’st thy estimate, The charter of thy worth gives thee releasing; My bonds…

O Truant Muse What Shall Be Thy Amends By William Shakespeare

O truant Muse what shall be thy amends For thy neglect of truth in beauty dyed? Both truth and beauty on my love depends; So…