Will to write

If Shakespeare lived now

would he lyricize hip-hop?

 

Or churn out scripts

for Hollywood moguls?

 

Maybe he’d make millions

writing laundry-soap ads

 

Or, horror of horrors,

try to copy Stephen King

 

But probably our Will

would follow his muse

 

Write soulful sonnets,

long narrative poems

 

And plays about

mad kings and young love

 

 

 

Henry V title page

Title page of the 1600 edition of Shakespeare’s Henry V. The handwritten notes are by various owners of the volume over  the centuries.

 

 

 

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