There are poems and there are Poems. There are love and Love. Notice the capitalizations in this introductory text. They are there for a good reason, this is William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 65 and this is about Love, with a capital L!
About this sonnet
Who hasn’t turned to Shakespeare when it comes to love poems? At some point in your life, there is a good chance you have. Don’t worry if you haven’t (yet). Your time will come. There are some good reasons to do this.
First of all, this is a famous poet. If you took it upon you, to win the love of your life, there is a good chance those splendid words of Shakespeare will do just that: impress.
Second, these words are timeless. They are written many years ago but haven’t lost its strength. That is what good poetry “does”: it remains and stays accurate.
Sonnet 65, is probably the most quoted poem by Shakespeare to share between lovers. Although this poem continues where Sonnet 64 ended, you can read this one separately.
In this poem, Shakespeare brings forward that thing we cannot put our hands on. This can’t be stopped in any way: time. Most of all, time’s destruction. There is only one solution: love!
That it may inspire you to write your beautiful love poems. Don’t forget to share them with us!
Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea
But sad mortality o’er-sways their power,
How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,
Whose action is no stronger than a flower?
O, how shall summer’s honey breath hold out
Against the wrackful siege of batt’ring days,
When rocks impregnable are not so stout,
Nor gates of steel so strong, but time decays?
O fearful meditation! where, alack,
Shall time’s best jewel from time’s chest lie hid?
Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back?
Or who his spoil of beauty can forbid?
O, none, unless this miracle have might,
That in black ink my love may still shine bright.
— William Shakespeare
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