The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 106

read by Tunji Kasim

When in the chronicle of wasted time

I see descriptions of the fairest wights,

And beauty making beautiful old rhyme,

In praise of ladies dead, and lovely knights;

5Then in the blazon of sweet beauties best,

Of hand, of foot, of lip, of eye, of brow,

I see their antique pen would have expressed

Even such a beauty as you master now:

So all their praises are but prophecies

10Of this our time, all you prefiguring;

And for they looked but with divining eyes

They had not skill enough your worth to sing;

For we which now behold these present days

Have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.

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