Sonnet 56

by William Shakespeare

Memorize the poem, Sonnet 56 by William Shakespeare.

Sweet love, renew thy force; be it not said Thy edge should blunter be than appetite, Which but to-day by feeding is allay’d, To-morrow sharpened in his former might: So, love, be thou, although to-day thou fill Thy hungry eyes, even till they wink with fulness, To-morrow see again, and do not kill The spirit of love, with a perpetual dulness. Let this sad interim like the ocean be Which parts the shore, where two contracted new Come daily to the banks, that when they see Return of love, more blest may be the view;     Or call it winter, which being full of care,     Makes summer’s welcome, thrice more wished, more rare.

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