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Sonnet 18 reversed

Shall I compare thee to my Adelaide?
Thou art less lovely and less temperate.
Rough winds shake you, my bony lady May,
Adelaide’s lease hath all a better date. 

Sometimes too hot your eye of hell shines,
And often your ugly complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair always declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed. 

But her eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair her ow'st;
Nor shall death brag her wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time her grow'st,

So long as you can breathe or you can see, 
So long lives thou, and I will not love thee. 

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  1. Date: 3/12/2012 7:51:00 AM
    very nice

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 4:41:00 PM
    This is really good :) Guess who it is? But really you're good at writinggg... :D

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 1:27:00 PM
    hi ruby ;) i hope this isn't about HIM ;DDDD i'm being creepy RUBYMON should die. <3

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 6:01:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Ruby. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 6:32:00 PM
    I think mine was better! xoxo Jeremy Lin

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 3:25:00 AM
    Lovely written Ruby, well done. - oxox Anne-Lise