Terribly Bad Poetry – Shakespeare’s Legacy

Chelsea Owens has launched her Terrible Poetry Competition, see the link to her post below:

The Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest

This weeks theme is to write a limerick about a poet who takes himself too seriously…

So here goes…

 

Shakespeare was incredibly clever

But he wrote terribly dull poems, however,

And when his day was done,

His poems still live on

Because they’ve been taught in our schools forever.

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Dreaming of Fairies

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This poem was written for the Music Monday’s Challenge and the Tuesday Writing Challenge from the Go Dog Go Cafe. You can tell I am a bit behind but catching up slowly 😉

Click on the link below to check on the Music Monday Challenge if you want to hear the piece of music that inspired the poem or if you want to take part in this new weekly challenge:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/08/music-mondays-challenge/

Click here to see the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge post:

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge April 9, 2019

The Challenge was to write a poem or story containing the words “Blurred Thoughts”.

 

 

Blurred thoughts from a mind’s torment

I feel a wave of calm content

As magic and music’s melody,

Softly washes over me.

Lapping at my conscience, keen,

from Shakespeare’s play, I glimpse a scene

A fairy tale, a fantasy theme

Transported into a Midsummer Nights Dream.

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/11/keen/

 

 

 

321 Quote Me – Tomorrow Comes at Midnight.

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Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Note: Although this is the topic for today there is no specific deadline to it, meaning you can answer as and when.

So Thank you Mr. Bloke.

321 Quote Me

 

Topic For Today: “Tomorrow”

This Sounds a bit like an Oxymoron…

Tomorrow is one of those truly abstract things. We like to imagine what it’s going to look like. Will it bring good fortune or a nasty surprise. We don’t know. No one knows. No matter how rich you are you cannot buy your tomorrow.

The one thing you must never do is worry about it. Make plans, sure, try to make educated guesses and risk assess the likely outcomes, but don’t waste any time worrying about it.

I actually wrote a poem a long time ago about tomorrow, so I am going to share a link here:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/03/13/take-the-train-to-nowhere-lyric-poem/

Anyway back to the point of this. 2 famous quotes:

Speech: “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow”

(from Macbeth, spoken by Macbeth)
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
And to finish on a light note.

 The Sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be Sun.

 

As we are still in the middle of a heatwave, that’s a pretty fair bet i’d say….

 My Nominees:

The Britchy One
Emily of A Writers Beginning
and Angela from My Journey to Imperfection

Quote of the day – Be Wise

I wanted to share some quotes with you all.

The first one is attributed to the great William Shakespeare.

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

On a similar vein: This one is unattributed. 

“If you correct a wise man, he will thank you for it but if you correct a fool he will never forgive you.”

 Or

“A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.”

And

“A wise man will take advice from a fool but a fool doesn’t listen to a wise man.”

And Finally

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad”

 

All the best

🙂 

 

Picture of the Day – Happy Birthday Mr Shakespeare

Yesterday was the 23rd of April. St. Georges Day, which is why my picture yesterday was of a statue of St George and the Dragon. As well as that though, it was also the birthday of England’s, possibly the worlds, greatest poets and playwrights, Mr William Shakespeare.

If he was alive today, it would have been his 454th birthday yesterday. Many Happy Returns.

He was also one of those few people who actually died on his birthday in 1616, he was 52. (Good one for a quiz).

This picture is the globe theatre in London. It isn’t the actual globe theatre that Shakespeare had many of his plays performed in. That one was pulled down in the 1640’s by Puritans who did not like the theatre.

The current building was opened in 1997 and is as close to being a replica of the original as possible, although it stands 750 feet from where the original stood.

It follows the traditional Elizabethan theatre layout of the audience sitting in a horseshoe shape around a stage that juts out into the standing area, rather like a catwalk. This actually makes the audience feel more a part of the performance.

Shakespeare’s plays are unfortunately often portrayed in a drab and dreary fashion. The words are often delivered like a litany. This is not how it was written. Shakespeare wrote his plays to entertain and you get that impression when you see one performed at the Globe.

Next time you visit London, give the Globe a visit, if you haven’t already.