Sigh No More

William Shakespeare

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Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever;
One foot in sea, and one on shore,
To one thing constant never.
Then sigh not so,
But let them go,
And be you blith and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny, nonny.

Sing no more ditties, sing no mo
Of dumps so dull and heavy;
The fraud of men was ever so,
Since summer first was leavy.
Then sigh not so,
But let them go,
And be you blith and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny, nonny.

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  • abiriax

    Just came across this William Shakespeare poem and really enjoyed it! It has a beautiful rhythm and such a timeless message. Can't help but wonder, though: was this meant as a nod to the female plight or rather a satirical take on it? What is your take on this, fellow readers?