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What is Love?- Answered by Great William Shakespeare

What is Love?- Answered by Great William Shakespeare

A Poem by Abraham George

How William Shakespeare explained.


The stroke of death is as a lover’s pinch, which hurts and is desired.

Speak low if you speak love, because the course of true love never did run smooth.

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

Cupid is a knavish lad, thus to make females mad.

And when love speaks, the voice of all the Gods makes heaven drowsy with the Harmony.


She’s beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is woman, and therefore to be won.

Hear my soul speak. Of the very instant that I saw you, Did my heart fly at your service.

I love you more than words can wield the matter, Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty.

I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say ‘I love you.

I humbly do beseech of your pardon, for too much loving you. You have witchcraft in your lips.


I know a lady in Venice would have walked barefoot to Palestine for a touch of his nether lip.

Love is begun by time, and time qualifies the spark and fire of it.

Love will not be spurred to what it loathes.

A heart to love, and in that heart, Courage, to make’s love known.

For where thou art, there is the world itself, and where thou art not, desolation.


I will not be sworn but love may transform me to an oyster.

She loved me for the dangers I had passed, and I loved her that she did pity them.

Love hath made thee a tame snake. Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love.

I pray you; do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows made in wine.

Lovers can do their amorous rites by their own beauties.



Doubt that the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move his aides,

Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.

Come what sorrow can, it cannot countervail the exchange of joy,

That one short minute gives me in her sight.

I’ll make my heaven in a lady’s lap.


Love goes by haps; Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.

Love is blind, and lovers cannot see, the pretty follies those themselves commit.

Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs.

If music be the food of love, play on……………….


© 2017 Abraham George

Author's Note

Abraham George
Full credit goes to William Shakespeare. All lines are his quotes only. I didn't do anything more.

expecting critic comments. Dedicated to all who are in Love.

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Love is a good thing. A very good thing. I love any poem that speaks of love and it being true. I enjoyed it. I really did. Even if it were not from you... However... this could be the one that could get you to come up with poems like this... on your own. Weirder things have happened before... so Why not this, Right? I'd say go for it. Besides... Love poems are one fine way absolute way to win a girl's heart... As Food is a fine absolute way to win a man's heart. Just keep at it. Don't back away... Make your own poems and use this poem as insight. You'll make something great yet. You will... I can tell and this is just one poem. So... what do you think others will believe? They'd be encouraging you. Get on it.

This poem was wonderful. Remarkable... in every sense. Absolutely Divine!

Posted 12 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abraham George

12 Months Ago

thanks for your comments . so kind of you.

Did i win your heart??????????


"...She loved me for the dangers I had passed, and I loved her that she did pity them...." i always loved this line. This is genius!

Posted 1 Week Ago

Okay, this poem is freaking genius; I love the fact that you used only Shakespeare's lines/words to compose the poem and to address the question, "What is love?". Each line you chose to use for this is coherent and the structure flows well. Honestly, I'm a bit envious that I did not think of doing this- I admire it greatly; I love Shakespeare and I love using words or phrases from other forms of literature to write poetry. Well done!

Posted 2 Months Ago

Abraham George

2 Months Ago

thanks for reading and glad to know you liked it.
Nicely done. Love is a strange thing, indeed. It can bring you to the heights of ecstacy, or drive you to madness! Perhaps, try writing a love poem in your own words. My best advice on writing can be summed up by one of my favorite authors, Ray Bradbury. "Write from the heart."
When writing poetry, do not be intimidated by form, just let the words fly. Write down whatever comes to mind. Write down what your think, or feel. Don't worry if your poem doesn't come out the way you wanted. Good writing takes practice. Don't give up.

Posted 4 Months Ago

Abraham George

4 Months Ago

These are the Quotes of William Shakespeare.
You can read my other poem like Alone, Privacy M.. read more
What an interesting point of view. He sees people in love as desperate and insane, but still appreciates his value. I like this.

Posted 6 Months Ago

Abraham George

6 Months Ago

thanks for your comments.
What a creative use of William Shakespeare's quotes. "Love" a valiant and dreaded endeavor. You have saturated us with its essence in this epic remake of William's thoughts on the matter. Excellent piece, my friend!

Posted 6 Months Ago

Abraham George

6 Months Ago

thanks for reading my work and giving the comments.
I really loved this poem well done

Posted 6 Months Ago

Full credit goes to Haddaway (and to a lessor extent KM music) --- it's a jam that fits you I promise.

Posted 6 Months Ago

Abraham George

6 Months Ago

Thanks for the comments ....
This is really very good! And such a unique idea it is too! I really loved the fact that you put his quotes together all to make one poem. If I did not already know of Shakespeare's works, I would believe it to be a poem written by you - as the words just flowed so seamlessly. This was truly beautiful and I will be making sure to add it to my favorites list, because, lets be honest, who doesn't love Shakespeare?

Posted 6 Months Ago

Abraham George

6 Months Ago

Thanks for your heart touching comments
Well written....Beautiful writing.
Love is perfectly described in these words.

Posted 7 Months Ago

Abraham George

7 Months Ago

Thanks for the comments.

7 Months Ago

My pleasure.
whoahhh...future bard of avon..ahahahha..."Love goes by haps; Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps." this line was my favourite..indeed, you were times when we fall for someone who's not meant for us we suffered a lot..but if we finally find the right one for us then we will realized that love is a great feeling and that it's a blessing from above...

Posted 9 Months Ago

Abraham George

9 Months Ago

Thanks for your comments.

i'm not future bard of avon. i did nothing in this poem jus.. read more

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