Mar 18 2005

My Mistress’ eyes

Published by at 4:24 pm under Shakespeare Love Poems

My Mistress’ eyes

 William Shakespeare

My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red,
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun,
If hairs be wires, black wires grow upon her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks,
And in some perfumes is there more delight,
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak: yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound,
I grant I never saw a goddess go,
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground,
And yet by heaven, I think my love as rare,
As any she belied with false compare.

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27 responses so far

27 Responses to “My Mistress’ eyes”

  1. Gueston 08 Apr 2005 at 2:10 am

    that was so sweet i wonder who he wrote that about.

  2. Gueston 08 Aug 2005 at 7:54 pm

    I love this poem because it\’s not typical of love poetry. It\’s truth with fancy words.

  3. Gueston 24 Apr 2006 at 12:42 am

    um doesnt anyone knoe that hes actually describing a women he loves that is not very attractive at all?

  4. Gueston 07 Mar 2006 at 7:50 am

    i love this.. kristine

  5. Gueston 19 Mar 2006 at 1:23 am

    i felt like i read his heart and that love was so deep that i could feel it..
    how i wish someone could express his love as shakespeare can.
    wonderful goosebumps

  6. Gueston 16 Sep 2006 at 6:23 am

    Because this is a very good poems which is by:william shakespeare and ofcourse it is not ordinary poems.

  7. Kevinon 27 Dec 2006 at 2:24 am

    D@mn! How unattractive was she?

  8. keonnaon 27 Mar 2007 at 2:39 pm

    that was the best love poem ever

  9. geminion 21 May 2007 at 6:45 am

    Shakespeare will never become outdated … its sad though th@ love isn\’t viewed like this anymore … that it isn\’t genuine despite knowing that your loved one is not perfect, in the sense that they their description adheres to poetic metaphors, but that your love for them is genuine. :zzz

  10. jakeon 23 Jan 2008 at 12:03 am

    The whole point of this poem points to the extent that a true love doesn\’t have slim waist, rosey cheeks, and look like a super model. Love between two people outweighs normal senses. Kudos to Shakespeare for pointing that out..

  11. v mugunthanon 09 Feb 2008 at 8:43 am

    it makes me to realize how the poet uses his creativity to compare the lady with nature

  12. kaitlinon 10 Apr 2008 at 12:27 pm

    :p :eek :cry :upset :zzz :sigh :p 8) 😉 :grin 🙂 :roll 😕

  13. lainakon 01 Nov 2008 at 8:04 pm

    it\’s not that necessarily he is describing an unattractive woman, but he is saying that his woman may not be this, or that, but in his mind she is everything!

  14. Nicole Brownon 16 Nov 2008 at 1:41 pm

    totaly alsome! i cryed and cryed. :cry

  15. cornilius chibayaon 22 Nov 2009 at 2:10 pm


  16. fellyestrellaon 20 Feb 2010 at 7:47 am

    i love this :grin sweet :zzz

  17. philofosophyon 06 May 2010 at 1:30 am


  18. emyraldon 01 Jun 2010 at 9:14 am

    i love this poem it\’s so swee and the first time i read it i totally understoodhe i s basicaly saying that he loves someone that nobody else would love

  19. CALVINon 18 Jun 2010 at 5:26 am

    W0W S0 SWEET :cry

  20. Stacy Caperson 23 Jun 2010 at 7:14 pm

    How does Shakespeare come up with such beautiful poetry? This just inspired me for a new song! 🙂

  21. Stacy Caperson 23 Jun 2010 at 7:14 pm

    How does Shakespeare come up with such beautiful poetry? This just inspired me for a new song! 🙂

  22. pixieon 21 Sep 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I wonder if he wrote this with a specific woman in mind, someone he loved with all his heart.
    I think he did. I don’t think he was just spewing nonsense to get something to rhyme.
    Just something for you guys to ponder!

  23. barclay winnanon 06 Oct 2010 at 2:31 pm

    wow//’just like from the tunnel,goes mad this maiden beauty…who for long has been waitin 4 the sun…this is more than what the un born can imagine.great work

  24. Divyanion 27 Nov 2010 at 7:51 am

    One of the most b’ful poem i have ever read.He loves his beloved for what she was.This poem is a good example of the saying “You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.”

  25. samukthaon 10 Mar 2011 at 1:27 pm

    😀 lovely 😆 :love: :kiss: 🙂

  26. woodhztion 08 Dec 2011 at 3:58 am

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  27. thulaon 22 May 2012 at 8:50 am

    if shakespear was alive i wonder what kind of poems he would invent today.i love this poem and describes the boy i fel inlove with

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