Smoking Shakespeare

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    Smoking Shakespeare

    The smoke from my cigarette
    drifts in a lazy curl,
    Shapes start to appear
    as i watch it rise and unfurl,
    Look,a stallion
    racing towards the sun,
    And there, a Noble knight
    meeting his maiden won,
    There’s a dancer twirling
    on her toes,
    as the tip of my cigarette
    burns and glows,
    I watch the characters
    as if on a stage,
    acting out a Shakespearean page,
    Look,there’s Proteus
    and Ophelia ,too,
    And poor Othello,
    deceived and fooled,
    I watch as puck
    bespells the wrong eyes,
    And the Fairy Queen
    with a jackass lies,
    It’s like a dream
    upon a midsummer’s night,
    There’s Hamlet,
    Juliet,
    And my favorite,
    ‘Twelfth Night’

    Then the players bow out
    as my cigarette burns down
    And I return to reality
    with a smile and a frown…

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    Rygar commented on Smoking Shakespeare

    01-08-2010

    ha! a fun one, nice to see your many faces and styles. :)

    mistynites26 commented on Smoking Shakespeare

    01-07-2010

    LOVE THIS!!!!! Again you pulled in my favorites...wonderfully written calliope!!

    danmartyjake1 commented on Smoking Shakespeare

    01-07-2010

    This is by far one of your best, conjouring so many special places for the reader to follow and your offerings are outstanding!

    calliope

    01/07/2010

    Thanks,this one was fun to write ,it was written in the space of a ciggarete as well,it came so easily actually it surprised even me,once i started it flowed from my pen as if the muse herself were writing it

    MindNumbing commented on Smoking Shakespeare

    01-07-2010

    Wonderful visuals... this makes me want a cigarette, just so that I can see what may unfurl :)

    calliope

    01/07/2010

    Thats good then,i have acheived my goal [not to get you to smoke,but to set your mind to soar]

    kmooney commented on Smoking Shakespeare

    01-06-2010

    I like the Shakespearean twist here. Nice job. Flows nice and has good rhythm and rhyme. I don't smoke but do like an occassional pipipe now and then. Got a little Gandolf in me me's thinks... Thanks for sharing. Kevin

    Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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