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Fun With Shakespeare
by Helga Ross

Thursday, February 21, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Shakespeare invented over 1700 of our common words.
Here’s my Shakespearean-inspired sonnet in his honor, composed of some of them, as highlighted.
A fun challenge, using old words for a modern message.

Letter to the Editor: News, et al

As if rants arouse lackluster lovers,
your panders leave me cold in gossip's gust;
the laughable stuff your courtship covers:
Media, will you not mimic my trust?
You, bandits of the bedroom, serve skim milk,
while, (hint), I hobnob, blushing, on the blogs,
where the blood-stained blankets wave—their ilk
caters to the hungers your news cycle hogs.
Yes, I’m madcap romantic, rest assured,
and lonely for a cold-blooded critic,
who’s secure there’s no two sides of torture,
and barefaced, scuffles with what makes me sick.
I’d champion an ode to the obscene
to have you, News, metamorphize your mien.

Yours truly,
© Helga Ross 2008

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Reviewed by David Arthur Walters 2/23/2008

I have only positive criticism for this piece after congratulating myself for knowing exactly what you mean.

David Arthur Walters, Editor
The Helgalian Chronicles
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/21/2008
He was and perhaps still is a very colorful character of the world's stage. Have read many of his works, which I might say are timeless. Wonderful offering to one of our greats....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/21/2008
very clever!!

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