Magnolia asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 2 months ago

What is one of your favorite sonnets?

2 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Love is patient, love is kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude.

    Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.

    Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

    Love never ends.

    Source(s): Shakespeare...
  • Anonymous
    2 months ago


    by Nick Rubato

    My love is like a stone inside my heart,

    Whose cold and heavy granite marks my grave,   

    My body yields no wisdom to impart,   

    For here there lives no man inside to save.   

    My love is like this needle in my arm,

    Whose rusted tip pollutes my sanity,   

    And tears away all hope with lethal charm,   

    So she and only she is all I see.   

    My love is like a stain upon my soul,

    Whose evil murdered all the good in me,  

    I now am only but an empty hole,   

    Her fetid filth is my eternity.   

    My love is like this gun against my head, 

    She drags me down to Hell and leaves me dead.


    The answer from @Moi!!!, while lovely, is neither Shakespeare nor a sonnet. It is from the Bible, specifically 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, so it's written by St. Paul, not William Shakespeare. Moreover, to be a Shakespearean sonnet, it would need to conform to the Shakespearean sonnet structure of being in iambic pentameter, consisting of 14 lines, and following an ABABCDCDEFEFGG rhyme scheme, but it does not conform to any of these, ergo not a sonnet.

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