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Ode To William Shakespeare (A Sonnet)
by Chuck Keller

Saturday, October 13, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Since I've dedicated the past two years to learning the "sonnet" form, I thought I'd write this little tribute to one who mastered it.

Mr. Shakespeare, I strive to reach your heights.
My soul so burns to bring such brilliant verse
to those spending their future days and nights
pursuing the spirit’s int’rests so diverse.

If only I could find the words so sweet
to then describe a love or flower’s scent
as you could make the perfect rhymes complete
would pay my true love such a compliment.

Alas, my words fall short of yours, great Bard
although my feelings lacerate as deep.
I shall fight on and struggle just as hard
To create art that makes them smile or weep.

I’ve dreamed your dreams and felt your agony.
Now only must I tear such words from me.

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Reviewed by J. Roseline 7/18/2013
poetry in sonnet form sounds always better.
Keep up the good work
Reviewed by Alexander Nderitu 12/18/2012
Good to see Traditional Verse Forms are still alive and kicking in this age of Free Verse!
Reviewed by David Arthur Walters 10/19/2007
Well done. Only lately have I discovered some who believe the Bard to be highly overrated. And just the other day two little old British ladies on the bus saw me reading Shakespeare; one said, and the other nodded her affirmation, "What an awful play. I feel sorry for you."
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/17/2007
Surely Shakespeare appreciates this tribute, Chuck. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 10/17/2007
what a nice tribute to Sir Bard (smile)
i'll get there too one day
and thanks for stopping by
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 10/16/2007
Me thinks Sir Will doth smile from yon portal on this thy beautious ode.
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 10/14/2007
We could all chew our tongues out contemplating old Will's unmatched mastery...Good tribute.

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/13/2007
Blessed are those that follow the ones that honored the langauge and accomplished the artistic goal.

Much gratitude to the author of "Ode To William Shakespeare" for sharing this great tribute to the poetic art and to a model artist of the VERB.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/13/2007
Shakespeare would be delighted that you chose to imitate his sonnets and did them so well.

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