The Soul of Wit

The Soul of Wit

A Poem by J.P. Bristow
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The Pagemaster's Challenge #11.......to write something inspired by William Shakespeare and or-his characters--his plays etc.

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Come now Balthasar sing us a tune,
Make widows merry and Bianca swoon.
Iago is listening,
Take care where you tread
Or Henry shall separate you... from your head.
Lysander is sleeping his fate is now fixed
Hamlet is plotting ....his uncle is nixed.
Paris is blinded he knows not the cost,
Wordplay and puns consume Loves Labours Lost.
Poor Romeo is dying far too soon,
Macbeth see’s ghosts about the room.
Hero is slandered by the wicked Don John,
But it won’t be long before the prince catches on.
Richard thought the crown was in his grasp,
Desdemona cried innocence with her last gasp!
Anthony succumbed to Cleopatras charms,
Only to die slowly ...within her arms.
Ungrateful daughters surrounded King Lear,
Viola tricked Orsino with her masculine gear.
Shylock has come for his pound of flesh,
Titus made sure Tamoras pies were fresh.
Isabella kept her honor thanks to the dark,
Prospero must get off the island to make his mark.
Egeon thought his wife lost to the sea,
Only to find her in a nunnery.
Overdone’s brothel holds many secrets in store,
As punishment Lucio has to marry his w***e.
Cauis sadly had to eat his words,
For it was he..... who was fed to the birds.
Timon oh Timon thou art a fool indeed,
The king would give up all for a steed.
Emilia wished to marry whom loved her best,
Alas Palamon lost the battle but passed the test.
Cymbeline finds his children alive,
Somehow Marina found the will to survive.
Helena’s cunning plot is revealed
Hermione waits in stone concealed.
Come now Balthasar sing us a tune,
A tragic air ...for us you must croon
Capture us with Shakespearian tongue
With cauldrons and witches to dance among
Make Will proud ...tell a tale with quick wit
Never you mind .......tell it “As you like it”.
 
 

© 2010 J.P. Bristow



Author's Note

J.P. Bristow
Sandy found 36 references to W.S. plays how many can you find lol lol...have fun!

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For the love of God...this took me back to the days of English class...how we had to memorize all his verses by heart and recite them in front of the class...A+ to this ensemble of a write...I still can recite the 31 lines of "To be or Not to be"...but as far as the others...I'd need a day or two...

Posted 3 Years Ago


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When you have fun love's labor's lost I'm sitting here laughing not counting the cost. He was only a bard with a mind I can't beat, but you've certainly got one that's made to compete

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tis true, as I lay here awakening having consumed far too many words and made drunk by them, we may well have a new bard in the makening.... All Good Things to you and your pen....N

Posted 2 Years Ago


For the love of God...this took me back to the days of English class...how we had to memorize all his verses by heart and recite them in front of the class...A+ to this ensemble of a write...I still can recite the 31 lines of "To be or Not to be"...but as far as the others...I'd need a day or two...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Excellent tribute to The Bard with rhyme and meter to rival! Complex, like many of your pieces, but beautiful and engaging. Very nice!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Very clever, and I appreciate the rhyme and metre which must have taken you some time to put together. You certainly display a far more intensive knowledge of Shakespeare than I possess, so kudo's to you.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You are a deep thinker

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I was a huge Shakespeare fan in college, and I actually minored in Shakespearian Literature for a couple of semesters before coming to my senses and going with something a little more marketable...lol...anyway, this was like a trip down memory lane for me! What a fun write, and you managed to keep the flow and rhyme going throughout. Bravo to you!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I've only read a few of W.S's plays, but this is wonderful. It made me want to
read every one of them. I love the way you jumped from world to world. It
was really cool. I went to a Shakespeare play were Hamlet was done in traditional
costumes, but everyone wore Chuck Taylors. It was done in a half hour...then
in fast forward..then by the beginning of each dvd chapter. In the end they did
it in reverse. This poem would fit perfectly in a spin on Shakespeare's works.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is so much win!
It is a personal goal of mine to see every Shakespeare play performed live on stage at least once before I die.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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According to me..... Yes, its true....I am one of those people that laughs out loud during a movie. I am also guilty of chorus singing...you know those awful people that hum to the song and .. more..

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A Poem by J.P. Bristow