The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 105

read by Prasanna Puwanarajah

Let not my love be called idolatry,

Nor my beloved as an idol show,

Since all alike my songs and praises be,

To one, of one, still such, and ever so.

5Kind is my love today, tomorrow kind,

Still constant in a wondrous excellence;

Therefore my verse, to constancy confined,

One thing expressing, leaves out difference.

Fair, kind and true is all my argument;

10Fair, kind and true, varying to other words,

And in this change is my invention spent,

Three themes in one, which wondrous scope affords.

Fair, kind and true have often lived alone,

Which three, till now, never kept seat in one.

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