Sunday, April 23, 2017

Day 23: Shakespeare's Sonnets

Since National Poetry Month includes April 23, the day Shakespeare's birth and death are observed, I thought I'd include one of his sonnets in the tour.

Sonnet 129 calls unfulfilled lust "perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame, / Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust," and ends on a noir note, but I prefer the lighter, more personal touch of Sonnet 138. —Gerald So

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