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Dost thou Shakespeak?

23rd Apr, 2012 | Posted by in Blog

Sirrah, Mistress, lend me your lobes,
whether a wearer of rags or the finest of robes:
Today sees the marking of Shakespeare the bard,
a champion of ruffs (though his chin was not marred),
so people across this world that’s a stage
should imitate characters from a quill-written page.

The man was a marvel, the father of plays,
revered even now in our digital days.
The young learn his prose in every nation,
assisted by notes that offer translation;
and whether student or elderly, all thespians agree
that Will was a genius at grim tragedy.

So methinks ‘tis high time for king and serf both
to cover their breast and take this firm oath:
“I promise to prithee, forsooth, O and yea,
for this prime celebration: Talk Like Shakespeare Day.”

P.S. Happy St George’s Day and 30th birthday of the ZX Spectrum too!

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Rich Sutherland

Rich is a copywriter and social media manager who loves writing about random things in his spare time. Between weekly posts for Days of the Year, he can be found on his blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. He also writes short stories within 140 characters on his @tinyweefiction channel. If you see him in the street, make sure to wave (he's 6'4" with glasses, a beard and rockabilly hair - can't miss him).
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