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National Poetry Month 2016: April 23rd, Willy Shakes

To me, fair friend, you never can be old (Sonnet 104) By William Shakespeare To me, fair friend, you never can be old, For as you were when first your eye I ey’d, Such seems your beauty still. Three winters … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2015: Day 23, Shakespeare Again

Sonnet 97 By Shakespeare How like a winter hath my absence been From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen! What old December’s bareness every where! And yet this time remov’d … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2015: Day 1, Billy Shakes and a Defense of Poetry

I got into a tiff recently with a friend about my textual purism when it comes it Shakespeare. To reproduce the argument would be tedious: suffice it to say that we disagreed about the consequences of changing Shakespeare’s original text when … Continue reading

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Poem a Day 2014: Gilgamesh and David Ferry (#22 and #23)

First order of business: today is the 450th birthday of the inimitable William Shakespeare. Celebrate accordingly. Secondly, it’s time for some poetry: Although I try not to repeat poets, to excerpt from the Epic of Gilgamesh is to also mention its … Continue reading

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