Shakespeare’s legacy

This April 2016, we celebrated Shakespeare’s 400 year legacy and so it seems fitting to revisit my poem entitled The Bard of Avon. When we consider our literary and creative education, it is difficult to imagine the exclusion of William Shakespeare. The Bard of Avon inspired and cultivated so many playwrights, poets, and writers. So here is my tribute in Rhyme to this legendary wordsmith and unrivaled poet of Sonnets; a unique talent which will cast its hue for all eternity. This poem will feature in my forthcoming Poetry book entitled:’The Very Great Britain in Poetry

The Bard of Avon


With thoughts unleashing at his quill

The master wordsmith’s time stands still.

Unrivaled playwright at large today

His resonating words we say.

Unraveled Sonnets still confuse

Was Shakespeare’s plan laid to amuse?

We soak up ambiance in pleasured awe

World’s theatres are unleashing more.

Many a quote is shared in truth,

His poetry educating youth.

“Not of an age, but for all time”

His destiny of verse and rhyme.

A Stratford bairn: his birthplace proud

to raise a man who gave aloud.

He wore his heart upon his sleeve

This noted thespian’s dynamic weave

Variety in mood and jest

His early works remain the best.

And as we stroll his streets today

Adjacent Avon’s whispering way

Tourists flock to walk the ground

Where Shakespeare’s inspiration’s found.

Sipping coffee in his space

A captivating thoughtful place.

No amount of ponder will captivate his word,

His legacy’s emotion and a voice forever heard.

Anita Williams


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  1. Shakespeare: The Bard of Avon is a poem which features in the poetry collection entitled “The Very Great Britain in Poetry” by Anita Williams