The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 149

read by Nonso Anozie

Canst thou, O cruel, say I love thee not,

When I against myself with thee partake?

Do I not think on thee, when I forgot

Am of myself, all, tyrant, for thy sake?

5Who hateth thee, that I do call my friend?

On whom frown’st thou, that I do fawn upon?

Nay, if thou lour’st on me, do I not spend

Revenge upon myself with present moan?

What merit do I in myself respect

10That is so proud thy service to despise,

When all my best doth worship thy defect,

Commanded by the motion of thine eyes?

But, love, hate on; for now I know thy mind:

Those that can see thou lov’st, and I am blind.

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