Al Lane at A Certain Point of View has been celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th thingy with his take on some of the great man’s finest. Esther Newton prompts weekly to write a poem, this week with ‘Secrets’ being the chosen word.
So, follow Al’s lead and using both the Bard and Esther I’ve come up with this play on Sonnet 91, using the original first line.
After Sonnet 91: Life Lessons
Some glory in their birth, some in their skill
Some enjoy a pint, some prefer a pill
Some are shallow, followers of fashion,
Some see their art as the epitome of passion.
Some pay a fortune to retain their youth
Some hold the common touch, some just stand aloof.
But wherever you stand on this spectrum
Finding joy remains a conundrum.
The secret is not found in one’s reputation
Nor in some chemical hallucination.
The simple truth is clear, as was ever thus
Always say you’re sorry and never make a fuss.