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Lines by Heart: Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare

Written by Rachael Norris, 27th December 2020

Today's Lines by Heart reading is brought to us by Learning and Quality Leader at The Reader, Katie Clark. Katie recites Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare - put yourself to the test and see if you can memorise this poem too.

The theme for our daily readings and recommendations in December is 'Winter Warmth' - download the calendar here.

Sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me prov'd,
I never writ, nor no man ever lov'd.
by William Shakespeare

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