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    Sonnet #116

    CXVI.br /br /Let me not to the marriage of true mindsbr /Admit impediments. Love is not lovebr /Which alters when it alteration finds,br /Or bends with the remover to remove:br /O no! it is an ever-fixed markbr /That looks on tempests and is never shaken;br /It is the star to every wandering bark,br /Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.br /Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeksbr /Within his bending sickle's compass come:br /Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,br /But bears it out even to the edge of doom.br /If this be error and upon me proved,br /I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

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    my favourite poem of all time

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    who can make one like that with those ending words.

    please help me

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    Quoted in One Tree Hill!

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    we discussed this sonnet in school and i've always loved this since then ^o^

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    Yeah i noticed that today!

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    If this be error and upon me proved
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    Sorry Bardy Baby...it's been proven an error...sorry...blame it on Oxytocin!
    I sent my Soul through the Invisible,
    Some letter of that After-life to spell:
    And by and by my Soul return'd to me,
    And answer'd "I Myself am Heav'n and Hell :"


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    This is one of my all-time favorite sonnets from the bard. His observation that "love is not love / which alters when alteration finds / nor bends with the remover to remove" is such a gem of wisdom. Some say they love another, and yet that love is fickle. Such love is not love.

    The Bard at his best.
    Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any. — Mark Twain

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    Thank you for reminding us of this lovely poem.

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    It's my favorite

    Thanks for posting it

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    This was the Sonnet referenced in the beautiful film Sense and Sensibility.
    See:
    http://www.amazon.com/Great-CINEMATO...hor_title_full


    My personal favourite Sonnet is No. 30:

    When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
    I summon up remembrance of things past...
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    But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
    All losses are restored and sorrows end.

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