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.
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