Harshit's fav poems
Poetry is love

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

  • 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 sometime declines,
  • By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
  • But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
  • Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
  • Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
  • When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
  • So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
  • So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.


The above poem in simple English (source):

  • Shall I compare you to a summer’s day?
  • You are more lovely and more constant:
  • Rough winds shake the beloved buds of May
  • And summer is far too short:
  • At times the sun is too hot,
  • Or often goes behind the clouds;
  • And everything beautiful sometime will lose its beauty,
  • By misfortune or by nature’s planned out course.
  • But your youth shall not fade,
  • Nor will you lose the beauty that you possess;
  • Nor will death claim you for his own,
  • Because in my eternal verse you will live forever.
  • So long as there are people on this earth,
  • So long will this poem live on, making you immortal.