Sonnet 18 (stanza 3)
Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare (Stanza 3)
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow?st
Means: You will never lose the beauty which you own
Olden English: ?fair? Means beauty, ?thou? means you, ?ow?st?
So long as man can breathe, or eyes can see
Means: As long as man is alive, as long as man can read.
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee
Means: Then, this poem will live forever. Man reading this poem
gives life to your beauty.