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25 Apr 2006

And Hamlet, How Boring.

Written by sally @ 2:45 pm — Section: Uncategorized

I should wait until tomorrow to post this, since it’s his birthday and all, but people: I have a headache brought on my unnecessary worry and a lack of Coca-Cola, and this one was already saved as a draft. Enjoy!

When I Read Shakespeare
— D. H. Lawrence

When I read Shakespeare I am struck with wonder
that such trivial people should muse and thunder
in such lovely language.

Lear, the old buffer, you wonder his daughters
didn’t treat him rougher,
the old chough, the old chuffer!

And Hamlet, how boring, how boring to live with,
so mean and self-conscious, blowing and snoring
his wonderful speeches, full of other folks’ whoring!

And Macbeth and his Lady, who should have been choring,
such suburban ambition, so messily goring
old Duncan with daggers!

How boring, how small Shakespeare’s people are!
Yet the language so lovely! like the dyes from gas-tar.

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