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.

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register

Featured Review

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 5 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abraham George

5 Months Ago

thanks for your comments . so kind of you.

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


What an interesting point of view. He sees people in love as desperate and insane, but still appreciates his value. I like this.

Posted 1 Week Ago

Abraham George

1 Week 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 1 Week Ago

Abraham George

1 Week Ago

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

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

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


Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Abraham George

2 Weeks 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 2 Weeks Ago

Abraham George

2 Weeks Ago

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

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Abraham George

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks for the comments.

3 Weeks 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 right...at 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 2 Months Ago

Abraham George

2 Months Ago

Thanks for your comments.

i'm not future bard of avon. i did nothing in this poem jus.. read more
You must be very intelligent when it comes to writing. The poem above has a lot of honesty and actuality but you were able to turn on my fantasy and dive me into the sentiments created within. Your descriptions were accurate but also made me lost because they give a lot of configurations, but it remains beautiful. This was my favourite line "And when love speaks, the voice of all the Gods makes heaven drowsy with the Harmony."
Looking forward to see more reading requests from you! xx

Posted 4 Months Ago

Abraham George

4 Months Ago

this are not my words. All are the Quotes of Great Shakespeare. i just give them an order to convey .. read more

4 Months Ago

Oh! I love Shakespeare. I thought you were following his way in writing lol
You put them in a.. read more
Abraham George

4 Months Ago

sure whenever i add new work i assure you will get one read request.
Sadly this beautiful feeling has lost its impact nowadays. But loved the article. Way to go!

Posted 5 Months Ago

Abraham George

5 Months Ago

thanks for your comments
Shakespeare knows best with his words.

His words truly inspires writers to write better.

Thank you for this.

Posted 5 Months Ago

Abraham George

5 Months Ago

All credits goes to Great Shakespeare only.
Joey Nizz

5 Months Ago

indeed. well done both of you.

First Page first
Previous Page prev
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


20 Reviews
Shelved in 1 Library
Added on July 24, 2017
Last Updated on July 24, 2017


Abraham George
Abraham George

Thrissur, Kerala, India

new here more..


Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..

Today Today

A Poem by Saumya

Carry Carry

A Poem by Psychotic Lily