Shakespeare is probably one of the most influential poets in history. He has written so many sonnets which are composed of 14 lines. I have read so many of his sonnets. Some were written in my notebook and I found out Sonnet 91 to be my favorite. Here is the content of the said sonnet:

Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
Some in their wealth, some in their body's force,
Some in their garments though new-fangled ill;
Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;
And every humour hath his adjunct pleasure,
Wherein it finds a joy above the rest:
But these particulars are not my measure,
All these I better in one general best.
Thy love is better than high birth to me,
Richer than wealth, prouder than garments' cost,
Of more delight than hawks and horses be;
And having thee, of all men's pride I boast:
Wretched in this alone, that thou mayst take
All this away, and me most wretched make.

Contemplating on Shakespeare’s Sonnet 91

This sonnet talks about what is going on nowadays in our society. Yes, we achieve a lot in terms of so many good things in life. But these things are not really what define us because in the end what matters most are the things that are not material. We can boast of what we have in life but when death comes, we cannot bring them all to the grave. This reflection from the said sonnet has changed my life for the better.

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