Below is an incomplete poem in honor of Midsummer Night's Eve.
Read the poem then go to the comment box below and add your own borrowings
from the Bard (or people who have already borrowed from him). I'll add them to the poem and we'll build it together.
First International Bank of Shakespeare
We borrow from the Bard of Avon almost daily.
Much of the time, without interest.
We borrow at Will like there's no
Tomorrow or Tomorrow or Tomorrow.
It's a Brave New World
With instant communication
By four-year-olds who understand not the text,
But how to text.
Study, for a moment, the tale of Romeo and Juliet.
It's not just about teenagers from Verona;
It's about young lovers everywhere -
Neither an East side, nor
A West Side Story.
Congratulations to "bleerdon" for sending in these two verses:
"Consider, too, our journeys -
World-weary marches made lighter by
A 450 year old playboy, who
Taught us that no pots of gold, but rather
Lovers, found at the end.
And day to day, truth be told,
The Bard's prolific tongue still wags
In matters both great and mundane;
As we assay our plots,
As we confront our Brutes,
As we usher our dammed canine Spots off the furniture."
Add your own verses in the comment section. There must be at least one reference to Shakespeare in each verse (please site your source). Let me know if I can give you credit and what name to use. Let's see what we compose.