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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