- Year Published: 1609
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: England
- Source: Shakespeare, W. The sonnets. In R. G. White (Ed.), The complete works of William Shakespeare. New York: Sully and Kleinteich.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 11.0
- Word Count: 133
Shakespeare, W. (1609). Sonnet 137. The Sonnets (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved July 31, 2014, from
Shakespeare, William. "Sonnet 137." The Sonnets. Lit2Go Edition. 1609. Web. <>. July 31, 2014.
William Shakespeare, "Sonnet 137," The Sonnets, Lit2Go Edition, (1609), accessed July 31, 2014,.
Thou blind fool Love, what dost thou to mine eyes,
That they behold and see not what they see?
They know what beauty is, see where it lies,
Yet what the best is, take the worst to be.
If eyes corrupt by over-partial looks,
Be anchored in the bay where all men ride,
Why of eyes’ falsehood hast thou forged hooks,
Whereto the judgment of my heart is tied?
Why should my heart think that a several plot,
Which my heart knows the wide world’s common place?
Or mine eyes seeing this, say this is not
To put fair truth upon so foul a face?
In things right true my heart and eyes have erred,
And to this false plague are they now transferred.