Posts tagged ‘Shakespeare’

June 15, 2020

By any other name

by Jem Croucher

“A rose by any other name
would smell as sweet” as this
that grows within our garden
every year to bring us bliss

The Bard of Stratford knew a thing
or two about his writing
and I’m not pretending for a mo
this poem’s so exciting

But those words he penned for Romeo
and Juliet somehow
remind me of this rose I see
so I’ll pay homage now

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May 29, 2020

An I’m Still Staying Home Limerick

by Joel Kravitz


If patience is a virtue, then I’m going to be a saint.

Shakespeare was not going to the beach during the plague. He knew better. Hamlet had this to say about it – ‘Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of.  And we know of the ills of COVID19. The numbers speak for themselves.

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September 2, 2017

The Keeper

by Anita Lubesh


I am the keeper of lost things,
those intangible imprints of wasted life,
destined to become the destroyer of goodness
and maker of sadness.

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August 18, 2017

I Am Not In Love With Anyone

by Renwick Berchild

I am not in love with anyone. Pablo Neruda, Nikki Giovanni,
Shakespeare, and all his fair women, dressed in men’s robes,
have nothing on me.

Flinty, unyielding; that is what they called me.
No tree could brace against my wind.
In my savage silence, I could sabotage all lovers’ din;
heavy, and unmatchable, though, I strike a rock in orange brightness.

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July 10, 2017


by scatterednotebooks

Scritch, scratch by faint candle light,
deep and long into the night –
a man sits down and begins to write –

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February 22, 2017

In the Wings

by scatterednotebooks

William Shakespeare wrote,
“We strut and fret our hour upon the
but I’ve spent my hour just watching

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July 13, 2015

Some Simple Self-Help Biz Advice Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

I would like to offer some free unsolicited advice worth every cent you paid for it and less.  It does come from experience, for whatever that’s worth. And for the record, my business record is dismal at best. So now I am calling myself a writer. Ironically, with writing being the only thing that I ever wanted to do, I may have more opportunities to make money doing this than I did when I was involved in small businesses. Never give up on your dreams.

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February 28, 2013

Pyramus and Thisbe (The inspiration for Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet”)

by tjtherien

Once upon a time in Babylon
Such a cruel Fate would befall
Two lovers dote and linger on
Ear pressed to a crack in the wall
Forbade the two should ever meet
Whispers they exchanged in secret
Their love would have to be discreet
Through fissure in the parapet

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