Category Archives: Shakespeare verses

‘To be or not to be’

 

(reflections on Hamlet)

 

‘To be or not to be’

is not a question:

it is an answer

within a question, perhaps,

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The Shadow Self At Shadow Play

 

 

And, Shakespeare, depicting tragedy,

What insight did Macbeth end with

In the twisted vines of self and soul

That overvaulting ambition distorted,

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On Hearing Stravinsky

(with all due apologies to Shakespeare (and Stravinsky) and all their admirers)

 

If music is so weird as this, switch off!

Give me no more of it, it’s just too much

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Adapted from Othello

(with apologies to Shakespeare)

 

It is the cause, it is the cause, my appendix,

Let me tell you guys, it is the cause.

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