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William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".

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List of poems by William Shakespeare 172 total

A Fairy Song 648 ViewsRate it
Orpheus
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Carpe Diem
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Under the Greenwood Tree
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Fairy Land iii 431 ViewsRate it
Silvia
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Orpheus with his Lute Made Trees
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Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? (Sonnet 18)
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Fear No More
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All the World's a Stage
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A Madrigal
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Dirge
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Twelve O'Clock - Fairy time 182 ViewsRate it
A Lover's Complaint
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Aubade
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Sonnet 62: Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye
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Sonnet 12: When I do count the clock that tells the time
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Sigh No More
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Sonnet 16: But wherefore do not you a mightier way
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Sonnet 104: To me, fair friend, you never can be old
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It was a Lover and his Lass
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Sonnet 119: What potions have I drunk of Siren tears
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Sonnet 41: Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits
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Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck (Sonnet 14)
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O Never Say That I Was False of Heart
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Sonnet 133: Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan
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Sonnet 154: The little Love-god lying once asleep
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Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds
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Dirge of the Three Queens
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Sonnet 146:
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Juliet's Soliloquy
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Sonnet 4: Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spend
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Sonnet 147: My love is as a fever, longing still
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From you have I been absent in the spring... (Sonnet 98)
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Sonnet 102: My love is strengthened, though more weak in seeming
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Sonnet 46: Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war
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Sonnet 66: Tired with all these, for restful death I cry
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Sonnet 54: O, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
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Sonnet 22: My glass shall not persuade me I am old
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Sonnet 57: Being your slave, what should I do but tend
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Sonnet 51: Thus can my love excuse the slow offence
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Sonnet 55: Not marble, nor the gilded monuments
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from Venus and Adonis
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Full Fathom Five 135 ViewsRate it
Sonnet 145: Those lips that Love's own hand did make
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Sonnet 33: Full many a glorious morning have I seen
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Sonnet 121:Tis better to be vile than vile esteemed
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Sonnet 58: That god forbid, that made me first your slave
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Sonnet 24: Mine eye hath played the painter and hath stelled
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Sonnet 63: Against my love shall be, as I am now
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Love 128 ViewsRate it
Fidele
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Sonnet 112: Your love and pity doth th' impression fill 128 ViewsRate it
Sonnet 15:
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Sonnet 30: When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
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Sonnet 61: Is it thy will thy image should keep open
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Sonnet 118: Like as to make our appetite more keen
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Hark! Hark! The Lark
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Sonnet 52: So am I as the rich whose blessèd key
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Sonnet 65: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea
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Fairy Land v 121 ViewsRate it
Sonnet 114: Or whether doth my mind, being crowned with you
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Sonnet 122: Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain
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Sonnet 63: Against my love shall be as I am now
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Sonnet 123: No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change
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Sonnet 39: O, how thy worth with manners may I sing
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Sonnet 103: Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forth 119 ViewsRate it
Sonnet 137: Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes
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Sonnet 43: When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see 118 ViewsRate it
Sonnet 11: As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st
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Sonnet 23: As an unperfect actor on the stage
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Sonnet 21: So is it not with me as with that muse
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Sonnet 53: What is your substance, whereof are you made
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Sonnet 135: Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy will
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Sonnet 27: Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed 115 ViewsRate it
Sonnet 56: Sweet love, renew thy force, be it not said
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Sonnet 140: Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press
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Sonnet 59: If there be nothing new, but that which is 114 ViewsRate it
Sonnet 101: O truant Muse, what shall be thy amends
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Sonet LIV
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Sonnet 129: Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame
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Sonnet 136: If thy soul check thee that I come so near
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Sonnet 14: “Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck…”
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Sonnet 1:
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Sonnet 120: That you were once unkind befriends me now 110 ViewsRate it
Sonnet 141: In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes
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How Like A Winter Hath My Absence Been
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Sonnet 19: Devouring Time blunt thou the lion's paws
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Bridal Song
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Sonnet 48: How careful was I, when I took my way
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Fairy Land i 104 ViewsRate it
To me, fair Friend, you never can be old, 104 ViewsRate it
Sonnet 130: My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun
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Sonnet 45: The other two, slight air and purging fire
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Sonnet 100: Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget'st so long
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Sonnet 108: What's in the brain that ink may character
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Sonnet 134: So, now I have confessed that he is thine 100 ViewsRate it
Sonnet 15: When I consider every thing that grows
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Sonnet 24: “Mine eye hath played the painter and hath stelled…”
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Sonnet 37: As a decrepit father takes delight
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Sonnet 32: If thou survive my well-contented day
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My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun (Sonnet 130)
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Sonnet 14: Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck
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Sonnet 142: Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate
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Sonnet 150: O from what power hast thou this powerful might
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Sonnet 60: Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore
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Sonnet 42: That thou hast her, it is not all my grief
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Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
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Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
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Sonnet 6: Then let not winter's ragged hand deface
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Sonnet 144: Two loves I have, of comfort and despair
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Sonnet 149: Canst thou, O cruel, say I love thee not
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Sonnet 113: Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind
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Sonnet 132: Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me
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Sonnet 26: Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage…
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Sonnet 151: Love is too young to know what conscience is
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Sonnet 64: When I have seen by Time's fell hand defaced
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Sonnet 106: When in the chronicle of wasted time
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Sonnet 110: Alas, 'tis true, I have gone here and there
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Sonnet 128: How oft, when thou, my music, music play'st
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Sonnet 138: When my love swears that she is made of truth
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Sonnet 115: Those lines that I before have writ do lie
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Sonnet 145:
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Sonnet 146: Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth
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Fairy Land ii
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Sonnet 10: For shame, deny that thou bear'st love to any
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Sonnet 44: If the dull substance of my flesh were thought
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Sonnet 153: Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep
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Sonnet 28: How can I then return in happy plight
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Sonnet 38: How can my Muse want subject to invent
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Sonnet 122: Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain
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Sonnet 148: O me! what eyes hath love put in my head
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Sonnet 35: No more be grieved at that which thou hast done
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Sonnet 5: Those hours, that with gentle work did frame
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Sonnet 2: When forty winters shall besiege thy brow
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Sonnet 143: Lo, as a careful huswife runs to catch
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Sonnet 47: Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took
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Sonnet 105: Let not my love be called idolatry 68 ViewsRate it
Sonnet 25: Let those who are in favour with their stars
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Sonnet 125: Were't aught to me I bore the canopy
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Sonnet 36: Let me confess that we two must be twain
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Sonnet 49: Against that time, if ever that time come
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Not marble nor the guilded monuments (Sonnet 55)
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Sonnet 50: How heavy do I journey on the way
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Sonnet 64:
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Sonnet 31: Thy bosom is endearèd with all hearts
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Now, my co-mates and brothers in exile
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Sonnet 40: Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all
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Sonnet 13: O, that you were your self! But, love, you are
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Sonnet 20: A woman's face with Nature's own hand painted
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Sonnet 17: Who will believe my verse in time to come
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Sonnet 126: O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power
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Sonnet 131: Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art
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Sonnet 139: O, call not me to justify the wrong
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Sonnet 152: In loving thee thou know'st I am forsworn
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Sonnet 107: Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul
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Sonnet 1: From fairest creatures we desire increase
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Sonnet 107:
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Sonnet 2:
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Sonnet 34: Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day
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Sonnet 111: O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide
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Sonnet 109: O, never say that I was false of heart
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Sonnet 38:
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The Rape of Lucrece
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The Sonnets CXXIII - No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change
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The Sonnets CXL - Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press
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The Sonnets LXXI - No longer mourn for me when I am dead
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The Sonnets CIII - Alack! what poverty my Muse brings forth 5 ViewsRate it
The Phoenix and the Turtle
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The Passionate Pilgrim
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The Sonnets CXXXII - Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me
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The Sonnets LVII - Being your slave what should I do but tend
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