On it like a Sonnet

Peacock Poetry

Today’s task is to remix a Shakespearean poem in order to create our own original piece. I chose to work with the fantastic and famous Shakespearean Sonnet 18 “Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day” and the first, fifth and ninth line of my poem are direct extracts from Shakespeare’s poem as well as the final, slightly altered repeated line.


But thy eternal summer shall not fade

Your eyes rise like the glowing sun of dawn

Though they might try to rain on your parade

You know from higher powers you were born

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May

But you make hay whilst April sun is high

There’s nothing more than this, so seize the day

For self-inflicted storms send one awry

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines

But in God’s name both you and I are made

You bubble like the…

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