“Brevity is the soul of wit.”
~ Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2
This week we gathered on a gorgeous sunny day at the Lunenburg Bandstand. We were a small but mighty group celebrating the Bard – or works inspired by him. We also had out first musical interlude! Merrill brought her ukele and played a song from Much Ado About Nothing – Hey Nonny, Nonny!
A list of the poems we read
I’ve added some links where I could to the poems, poets or books if you would like to explore.
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act 1, Scene 3, line 85-88
Sonnet 138: When my love swears that she is made of truth
Sonnet 44: When my love swears that she is made of truth
American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes
Sostenuto by Linda Gregerson
Romeo and Juliet Prologue Sonnet
Pete the Parrot and Shakespeare by Don Marquis
Song from Much Ado About Nothing – Hey Nonny, Nonny
Watch the video of the song from the movie version.
Poetry reading & writing prompt for next week
Prompt/Theme: “Pocket Poems”
When we meet again, bring along poems inspired by the theme. There is no obligation to write, but if you feel inspired, you are welcome to bring your poem to share at the next gathering.