Wednesday, August 5, 2015


                  When you read Shakespeare’s famous sonnets you
                  Seek to discover what has made them great,
                  What he has done so skillfully to imbue
                  Them with what readers long would contemplate.
                  His pattern is not overly ornate
                  And carries well the natural sound of speech
                  When it sets out to muse and contemplate
                  Instead of striving to orate or teach.
                  You do not hear so much as overhear
                  His memories, dreams, reflections half aloud,
                  Emerging in a form that makes them clear
                  Yet with a natural eloquence endowed.
                        “If this be error and upon me proved,
                         I never writ, nor no man ever loved.”