Shakesquirrel

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One afternoon I was relaxing on my garden bench out back watching this industrious little squirrel racing up and down to the top of one of our tallest pine trees while building his nest near the top. Wondering how he'd survive our summer storms way up there unsheltered, my mind wandered back in time to Shakespeare. Next thing I knew, I was humorously channeling Shakespearean into this poem. My apologies to my muse.

Shakesquirrel

What lightning from yonder window breaks

Raining down in torrential fortitude,

When thou sought out the highest tree

With nest of leaves and pine bough’s crude.

 

All that glitters is not gold

I find from this my lofty height,

While mortals build on ground at bay

We squirrels build high and out of sight.

 

Now is the summer of my discontent

Where the storms taunt me - I goofed,

Alas the eagle suffers little birds to sing

Where is the framing of thy roof?

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Marsink commented on Shakesquirrel

01-24-2011

Clever and creative with attention to detail in the forming of rhyme and rhythm! Then, to top it off, there is no roof, which caps it with humor! Applause Crescendo!!

Whiskers

01/24/2011

Thank you Mars, it was indeed a lot of fun the way it came together. I wouldn't have purposely tried to plagarize the Bard, it just happened!

Teardrops commented on Shakesquirrel

01-23-2011

Yes again a poem that brings a lot of knowledge to be taken in . Great write my friend

Whiskers

01/23/2011

Thank you Teardrops. I guess research into the Bard came in handy this time. Blessings, Whiskers.

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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