on Shakespeare’s Birthday

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Brilliant as the star that danced

And sparkled in the Milky Way,

The Wit that Nature crowned

The Bard with a Laurel of Poetry

Adorned him with Great Glory.

 

P.S.: Today is Shakespeare’s birthday, and I feel somehow responsible for writing about it to commemorate it as a continuing Student of Art and Dabbler of Wordcraft. What I love about the Bard is that he wasn’t classically educated and that he was something of an autodidactic artist whose natural light of wit and way with words made him all the more attractive and approachable. The image of a gigantic literary figure that we usually associate with Will is a Victorian invention of the grandiose grandeur of English literature undefiled. If Geoffrey Chaucer prioritized the English language, Shakespeare popularized it. Hence my eternal Kudo to the Brilliant Bard. 

2 thoughts on “on Shakespeare’s Birthday

    1. Stephanie Suh Post author

      I agree on your opinion on the somber contemporary education modus operandi on the arts; it’s concentrated on carrerism, lacking the classical elements of the arts that students should be taught. That is why I like the Bard, who used to ruffle the feathers among his contemporary university-educated peers who regarded the status and title of an artist as a pre-requisite for a great artist. Well, then, the thing that has been, it is that which shall be… Nothing is new under the sun. 🙂 Thanks for your comment.

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