The Bard’s Birthday

The Bard’s Birthday

Today is Thursday, 23rd, April, 2015, Saint George’s Day, here in England. It is also William Shakespeare’s birthday. To celebrate, here are a few lines from the Bard himself:

Forsooth, tis my birthday today,
I Will was born in April
on the twenty third day,
merry was I as the green wood in May,
so to yon tavern,
bring barrels of ale to laden a wagon,
for tis also the day we remember,
Saint George slew the dragon.

Though I type on my new fangled laptop,
methinks, still I prefer the quill and the pen,
I Will, master of blank verse and sonnet,
the like thou wilt not see again.

thy most humble, celebrated Bard,
William Shakespeare

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