William Shakespeare was the genius who established 1700 English words!
My tribute to the Bard continues, with the second poem I penned to Shakespeare's astounding contribution to English Literature. It is a Sonnet, (with 14 lines) and uses a picture as an accompaniment to the verse.
(Read my first tribute poem to Shakespeare here:
The prompts I picked are from the play, 'The Midsummer Night's dream'.
(Act II, Scene i)
Dances and Delight.
Heaven of Hell.
I used a couple of bonus prompts too, from the tragic plays Hamlet (Act II, Scene i & Act II Scene ii) and Julius Caesar (Act II Scene ii)
Slings and Arrows.
Stars are fire.
Taste of death.
Inspired by a dream,
may the verses gleam!
Stars are fire, in shifts of paradigm
beneath canopies of luscious woodbine;
Aromas assault, in drifts of wild thyme
& caress her enamelled skin divine;
Of gaily trysts, in showy springtime
of dances & delight, & heady wine;
of amorous suitors, with words of rhyme
of emeralds bright, & riches fine;
Amidst astringent memories, in scents of lime
Of legacies lost, she doth dream & pine;
Heaven of hell, in the whims of time
slings & arrows of fate in line;
A taste of death, in her valiant prime,
a fallen beauty mourns, & lays supine.