NaPoWriMo 2019 – Day 27 – “Summer Shall Not Fade In Shade” – A Found Poem Inspired by “Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” by William Shakespeare

Hello again friends.

Welcome to my Day 27 entry for National Poetry Writing Month.

The prompt over at NaPoWriMo HQ was to remix and fiddle around with some of William Shakespeare’s Sonnets.

I’m actually rather partial to the language of the bard himself, having come to appreciate it so much more later in life, the wit and playfulness of his words never fail to bring nuggets of joy and inspiration to my own writing.

I’ve used Sonnet 18 (Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?) as the focus of my found poem today. You can find the lyrics to it here:-

Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? by William Shakespeare over at Poetry Foundation

And now here is my found poem, thank you for reading and hope you enjoy it.

 

Château de Blois, France

Image by Cendrine Marrouat at Cendrine Marrouat Photography

 

“Summer Shall Not Fade In Shade” by David Ellis

 

Shall art more lovely

Shake all too short

The eye of heaven, often

Every chance changing course

But summer shall not fade in shade

When time can breathe

Eyes can see

And this gives life

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