The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 113

read by Ruth Negga

Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind,

And that which governs me to go about

Doth part his function, and is partly blind;

Seems seeing, but effectually is out:

5For it no form delivers to the heart

Of bird, of flower, or shape which it doth latch;

Of his quick objects hath the mind no part,

Nor his own vision holds what it doth catch:

For if it see the rud’st or gentlest sight,

10The most sweet-favoured or deformed’st creature,

The mountain, or the sea, the day, or night,

The crow, or dove, it shapes them to your feature.

Incapable of more, replete with you,

My most true mind thus maketh mine untrue.

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