Monday, April 23, 2007

As vibrant today as ever

Happy Birthday to that "upstart crow," William Shakespeare, April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616.

O truant Muse what shall be thy amends
For thy neglect of truth in beauty dyed?
Both truth and beauty on my love depends;
So dost thou too, and therein dignified.
Make answer Muse: wilt thou not haply say,
'Truth needs no colour, with his colour fixed;
Beauty no pencil, beauty's truth to lay;
But best is best, if never intermixed'?
Because he needs no praise, wilt thou be dumb?
Excuse not silence so, for't lies in thee
To make him much outlive a gilded tomb
And to be praised of ages yet to be.
Then do thy office, Muse; I teach thee how
To make him seem, long hence, as he shows now.

The tattoed Shakespeare was the poster from the 2003 Colorado Shakespeare Festival.



Anonymous Laura said...

::giggle:: I love the Shakespeare with an attitude thing!!! How wonderful is that??

Thanks for sharing. ::smooches::

April 24, 2007 7:02 PM  

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