[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

Read more poems by William Shakespeare: William Shakespeare Poems at Poetry X.

More poems by William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments (1) | Books by William ShakespeareBooks by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 60: Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore

William Shakespeare

Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,
So do our minutes hasten to their end;
Each changing place with that which goes before,
In sequent toil all forwards do contend.
Nativity once in the main of light,
Crawls to maturity, wherewith being crowned,
Crookèd eclipses 'gainst his glory fight,
And Time that gave doth now his gift confound.
Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth,
And delves the parallels in beauty's brow,
Feeds on the rarities of nature's truth,
And nothing stands but for his scythe to mow.
    And yet to times in hope my verse shall stand,
    Praising thy worth despite his cruel hand.

Added: 2 Sep 2001 | Last Read: 22 Jan 2018 3:11 PM | Viewed: 8723 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of Sonnet 60: Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore by William Shakespeare, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...


URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/962/ | Viewed on 22 January 2018.
Copyright ©2018 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.