Posts Tagged ‘shakespeare

21
Jan
09

#55: A Shakespearean Sonnet

Thou canst but hold me Sonnet one more hour
For I must answer Morpheus’ call anon.
Nectar thoughts lie within night’s Jasmine flower
That girds itself ‘gainst a determined dawn.
Morning’s pernicious fingers stealthy creep
Into the Muse’s garden fecund, green;
They roughly rouse Euterpe from her sleep
Seizing delight in snuffing out her dream.
When man is young, beauty’s the needed sprout-
A rosy cheek, verdant laugh, waves of gold;
Then skin turns, limbs do droop, eyelights go out-
Warm summer hath giv’n way to winter’s cold.
It pleaseth Time to make our words go wrong
So heed early and oft the Siren’s song.

16
Jan
09

Quandry

To be or not to be:
That is the quickbread.
Whether ’tis nobler in the mineral
To suffer the slipped disk and the
Arroz con Pollo of outrageous forwarders
Or to take armchair against a seabiscuit
Of trout
And by opposing, end them.