Roselle asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 decade ago

Who is this poem by?

"a women's face by nature's own hand painted hast now the master mistress of my passion..." that's all i know.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Shakespeare's Sonnet: 20

    1. A woman's face with nature's own hand painted,

    2. Hast thou, the master mistress of my passion;

    3. A woman's gentle heart, but not acquainted

    4. With shifting change, as is false women's fashion:

    5. An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling,

    6. Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth;

    7. A man in hue all hues in his controlling,

    8. Which steals men's eyes and women's souls amazeth.

    9. And for a woman wert thou first created;

    10. Till Nature, as she wrought thee, fell a-doting,

    11. And by addition me of thee defeated,

    12. By adding one thing to my purpose nothing.

    13. But since she prick'd thee out for women's pleasure,

    14. Mine be thy love and thy love's use their treasure.

    beautiful sonnet. :)

  • 1 decade ago

    That sounded like the Bard.

    It's William Shakespeare''s Sonnet 20:

    A woman's face with Nature's own hand painted

    Hast thou, the master-mistress of my passion;

    A woman's gentle heart, but not acquainted

    With shifting change, as is false women's fashion;

    An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling,

    Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth;

    A man in hue, all 'hues' in his controlling,

    Much steals men's eyes and women's souls amazeth.

    And for a woman wert thou first created;

    Till Nature, as she wrought thee, fell a-doting,

    And by addition me of thee defeated,

    By adding one thing to my purpose nothing.

    But since she prick'd thee out for women's pleasure,

    Mine be thy love and thy love's use their treasure.

  • 1 decade ago

    SOunds like Keats or Yeats

    Source(s): Poetry
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