Tag Archives: Shakespeare

A Sonnet For Clarice #carrotranch #shakespeare

Shall I compare you to a Summer’s day? You’d not be flattered but angry and pissed, Sneering at my explanations and insist I’m a retarded male with nothing to say. My compliments are often misconstrued As the feeble patriarchy at … Continue reading

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Love Sonnets And Terrible Poetry

Warning: this is a tacky post with poems that, well, are terrible, except the first and I didn’t write that… Willie Shakespeare had a way with Sonnets. As you do. One of his more famous ones was his 130th… SONNET … Continue reading

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After Sonnet 91: Life Lessons #poetry

Seems as apt today as ever…. 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 … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s secret #sonnet #poetry #prompt

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, … Continue reading

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Sonnet Saturday (7)

I do hope you continue to enjoy these posts. I certainly enjoy curating them. This week I wanted to do sport; we’ve had Wimbledon (and suck on a sour Murray mint); the Grand Depart has left us with a glow even … Continue reading

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Sonnet Saturday (6)

I’m travelling today – we are off to our friends’ twenty-fifth wedding anniversary party in Edinburgh and  so posting is a bit of a tricky proposition. I’ve also been running a little over the last couple of days so my researches have … Continue reading

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Sonnet Saturday (4)

This week’s post is on the subject of marriage and there is only one place to start: sonnet 116 by that nifty sonnetista, Will ‘The Bardman’ Shakespeare. SONNET 116 Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. … Continue reading

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