Friday, December 21, 2007

SHAKESPEARE, YES SHAKESPEARE!!

JUST IMAGINE FOR A MOMENT THAT THE MOBILE PHONE HAD BEEN INVENTED SOME TIME AGO.


WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS IF THEY HAD BEEN WRITTEN AS TEXTS AND LIMITED TO 160 CHARACTERS?

HOW DO YOU THINK THIS WOULD HAVE TURNED OUT?

1. From fairest creatures we desire increase,
2. That thereby beauty's rose might never die,
3. But as the riper should by time decease,
4. His tender heir might bear his memory:
5. But thou contracted to thine own bright eyes,
6. Feed'st thy light's flame with self-substantial fuel,
7. Making a famine where abundance lies,
8. Thy self thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel:
9. Thou that art now the world's fresh ornament,
10. And only herald to the gaudy spring,
11. Within thine own bud buriest thy content,
12. And, tender churl, mak'st waste in niggarding:
13. Pity the world, or else this glutton be,
14. To eat the world's due, by the grave and thee.

THINK ABOUT IT DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT IT MEANS ORDINARILY?

A WILKO NEWS MAKE YOU THINK SPECIAL!!



4 comments:

grace said...

ah, in answer to your question, no!! lol

Burfica said...

It's so late at night, and I'm so old, I couldn't even see the tiny blue text, so i will say no I don't understand it. hehehehehe

Jules said...

Well, I CAN see the blue text, but I've just never been a full understander-er of Shakespeare to begin with... so I'll just say that while the thought leaves me in stitches of giggles, that's as far as it goes with me!

EBEZP said...

Well we are all verily in the same boat oh gentle women.

Jules the giggles were not at Shakespeare a lot more effort had gone in to those poems than Shakey!!!