William Shakespeare
Sonnet

What number sonnet is 'shall I compare thee to a summer's day'?

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05/06/2008

Sonnett No 18 It's wonderful - take a minute to read it: 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 some time 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 wand'rest in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou grows't: So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.