Shakespeare Today III


When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
I summon up remembrance of things past,
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
And with old woes new wail my dear time’s waste:

(Shakespeare, Sonnet 30)

Shakespeare Sonnet 3 Final

While writing plays for public approbation
On youthful lovers or a woman’s temper
My whole life I have hid my real vocation
For my true calling was to be a jester.
For Seinfeld I’d with much ado play George
Or even be straight guy for Ray Romano
I’d swipe the stool from under Victor Borge
Ventriloquize with Yorick’s empty cranio
Rude Sarah Silverman – I’d tame that shrew
I’d act the ham – let Russell Brand be droller
Midsummer nights with Tina Fey would cue
Crude jokes about my codpiece from Ms Poehler;
Perchance to pilot on prime-time TV…
To flee or not to flee to comedy?


Shakespeare Today I

Shakespeare Today II


28 thoughts on “Shakespeare Today III

    • Thanks douryeh, I rang to find out when he was coming back and he said, “here is my journey’s end, here is my butt” (sounded pissed so I’ll try again soon)

  1. Your expressionalistic ekphrasis doth move me to excessive mirth! I think Shakespeare would be proud! Maybe… lol Love this! ~ I did swoon a bit….I think it was the intelligentia infused with your charm…yes…pretty sure that was it!

    • Christina you charmer your words do me proud and I’m delighted how your quaint phraseology enters into the spirit of the occasion. With much ado I sendeth mine gratitude.

      • Ah, my good sir…I am very much obliged to thee for thy kind words and hopeth I disappointith thee naught… (so… I took a little literary liberty…she says with an alliteration…rumor is you like those!)

  2. monocochlearmutineer says:

    I must say I do love a good parody of a Shakespeare sonnet, and you sir are a veritable master!

    • For this relief, much thanks. Mine visage blusheth over but I’m pleased that you enjoyed my poor imitation. I’m currently working on a Yeats yodel but so far it refuses to resonate.

  3. I think you need to bring your wares to America’s Got Talent. Now granted, it’s a low brow vehicle for your highly polished performance but you, Mike, like the jester, need a court. If I had me a bugle, I’d announce you with flair 🙂

    • Thank you Jackie but I think you’re confusing me with the Kerry farmer who was out standing in his own field. I’ll check out the prize money on AGT (because every man has his price yunno). Lovely to hear from you and please provide mailing address for bugle.

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