He is one of the most celebrated poets, actors and playwrights in English history. His works are rich and diverse and they are something I spent hours studying in school, they have spawned television adaptations as well as comedy sitcoms, and I now live in the city that homes his theatre. The Globe. Yes, I am talking about William Shakespeare who still to this day continues to be one of the most important and influential literary figures of the English language. Today I celebrate what we assume is his birthday with my very own Viking Shakepeare box. The lovely fellows sent me an array of Shakespearean goodies to pen out poems and plays in true old-fashioned form and get my literary juices flowing. To write in typical Shakespeare style, in my box I found a lovely fountain quill fully equipped with ink and feather an all (I squealed just a little – I know really sad but ya gal likes stationary). I have always wanted to use one of these so as you can tell was very pleased, it had a variety of ends and I am going to enjoy getting creative with it in the future. Also I found some lovely tainted parchment to write upon along with a golden frame to proudly place my finished piece into. I did just that – an after this beautiful Easter weekend I decided to write and Ode To Summer.
An Ode To Summer
My fine summer, you inspire me to write.
I love the way you brighten, shine and hug,
Invading my mind day and through the night,
Always dreaming about the hot lace bug.
Let me compare you to a perfect tune?
You are more dreamy, glorious and fine.
Fraught sun heats the sunny peaches of June,
And summertime has the beautiful shine.
How do I love you? Let me count the ways.
I love your beautiful heat, light and smile.
Thinking of your gorgeous light fills my days.
My love for you is the beautiful isle.
Now I must away with a dreamy heart,
Remember my good words whilst we’re apart.
All that glitters is not gold it’s a Viking Shakespeare box.