Four hundred years ago made his exit from this earth
Four thousand years his works will shine like the young on birth
“England’s national poet” and “Bard of Avon”-was called
Great gift of God to the literary world – well he ruled!
William Shakespeare par excellent poet, playwright
And actor- born in fifteen sixty four April- quite bright
Greatest writer in English- the world regarded him right
Monumental plays and sonnets in plenty he did write!
Thirty eight plays, sonnets hundred and fifty four-great feat
In years fifty two-comedies, tragedies-he wrote
Ever spreading fragrance, never fading-work immortal
Imagination great- characters in high pedestal!
For literary lovers great treat every read gives;
“This above all: to thine ownself be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell: my blessing season this in thee!”
-Lord Polonius, Hamlet Act I, Scene 3
Twelfth Night, Henry Fifth, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth
Hamlet, King Lear, Othello- indeed immortal plays
Who can forget his words of wisdom-nectar like quotes?
“All the world’s a stage,
and all the men and women merely players:
they have their exits and their entrances;
and one man in his time plays many parts…”
—As You Like It, Act II,
Man’s life is measured not by his age, sure by his deeds great
In the stage of the world, he played his part, stands quite tall- straight
Made his exit four hundred years gone since then- yet lives
Will live for years four thousand to make cheerful all lives!
(In commemoration of his 400th death anniversary today-23/4/2016)
WORLD BOOK DAY IS TODAY!
Goddess of Learning-SARASWATHI
Most significant day is today twenty third April
“WORLD BOOK DAY” to celebrate the books our great friends- with frill
Fine source of providing knowledge that is power-quite strong
Strong enough to steer us through thick and thin successfully!
“Tell me the books you read, I will tell you who you are!”
What a fine tool to assess who indeed am I -at par
With the noble and great in the world to spread joy and peace
Buy or borrow, read books of good value each day with ease!
Goddess of Learning Saraswathi lives on the heap of books
With HER beautiful veena on hand -majestic she looks
Blesses all those who read books worthy at all times with joy
On this day holy, let us resolve to read books and enjoy!
BOOKS -the great source of KNOWLEDGE