Shakespeare Sonnet 23
Shakespeare Sonnet 23 (XXIII) Text
Enjoy Shakespeare Sonnet 23 (XXIII) in nature. Listen to the Sonnet whilst watching a nature scene video to help you learn the sonnet in a relaxing environment with nature sounds to help provide a calming atmosphere.
Here’s the text of Shakespeare Sonnet 23 (XXIII):
As an unperfect actor on the stage
Who with his fear is put besides his part,
Or some fierce thing replete with too much rage,
Whose strength’s abundance weakens his own heart.
So I, for fear of trust, forget to say
The perfect ceremony of love’s rite,
And in mine own love’s strength seem to decay,
O’ercharged with burden of mine own love’s might.
O, let my books be then the eloquence
And dumb presagers of my speaking breast,
Who plead for love and look for recompense
More than that tongue that more hath more express’d.
O, learn to read what silent love hath writ:
To hear with eyes belongs to love’s fine wit.
Shakespeare Sonnet 23 (XXIII) Video
This is a 1 minute video in which Shakespeare Sonnet 23 (XXIII) is spoken in a nature scene.