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23 April 2016
Saving the Bard
could save only one of Shakespeare’s works…?)
Could I save only one sonnet –
‘Marriage of true minds’ would it be
or the sweet, ‘Shall I compare thee’?
Well, if I am really honest,
I’d choose both. You can bet on it.
The same for the plays, I expect.
Which? Romeo and Juliet,
Hamlet, the Merchant of Venice,
King Lear, Macbeth or The Tempest? Save one, and all others regret!
At 'imaginary garden with real toads' we are invited to Tip Our Hats to the Bard – and the question in my subtitle is posed. At dVerse we are asked to try the Décima form.
I decided to combine both. Result: a most un-Shakespearian example of doggerel! (Occupational hazard of doing the April 'poem a day' thing.)