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That CONTEST that thou mayest here behold

The fourth and final contest for Brush Up Your Shakespeare Month is completely related to Shakespeare's poetry. The prize? Why, a paperback of The Folger Shakespeare Library Edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets.

Deadline to enter: Midnight (ET) on Tuesday, June 30th.

To enter: Post your favorite Shakespeare poem on your own blog, saying it's for Brush Up Your Shakespeare Month, and leave a link in the comments to this post.
That's it. It can be ANY Shakespeare poem (which includes poems and songs found within the 37 plays, any of the 154 sonnets, or a part of one of his longer poetic works (Lucrece or Venus and Adonis). Heck, I'll even accept dialogue in rhymed couplets or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter). Just no prose dialogue, okay? (You'll know it when you see it - longer lines of uneven length, sometimes looking just like a regular paragraph. Or you can ask for a ruling if you're stuck.)

I can't wait to see what you select. Seriously. I sure hope lots of people will enter this one. The Puck in me likes the idea of spreading Shakespeare poems across the blogosphere.

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Jun. 26th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
Jun. 26th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for entering!
Jun. 26th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
Thanks for all the Shakespeare!

boy, does it bring up memories: http://jenlibrarian.livejournal.com/271487.html

Jun. 26th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
I'm going to count your entry even though you failed to post a Shakespeare poem, just because it was such an entertaining story!!
Jun. 26th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Link!
Thanks so much for playing!
Jun. 26th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Link!
Thanks so much for posting, I am enjoying the heck out of your month of Shakespeare :)
Jun. 26th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
Favorite sonnet--hands down
Sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Jun. 26th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Favorite sonnet--hands down
I'm glad you entered! That's among my favorite sonnets, which tend to move about much of the time. My favorite sonnet right about now might be 56, though.
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Jun. 28th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
I forgot to say thank you to you here for posting a favorite poem!
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Jun. 28th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
Nice choices!
Jun. 29th, 2009 09:10 am (UTC)
Tanita says
I'm in (http://tanitasdavis.com/blog/2009/06/brush-up-on-your-shakespeare-month.html). It turned out a bit more personal than I'd intended, but ... it's there.
Jun. 29th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Tanita says
Got it. And I'm adding your link back in the comment, so others can easily click through to your post.

Edited at 2009-06-29 04:09 pm (UTC)
Jun. 29th, 2009 11:15 am (UTC)
Jun. 29th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
*cue If You Leave Me Now, You'll Take Away the Biggest Part of Me*

Lovely choice, Sara!
Jun. 29th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
Entering the contest on behalf of Fitzhugh Dobbins: http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/297060.html.

Jun. 29th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
I left Fitzhugh a note back. Leave it to a garden gnome to pick a somewhat racy poem!
Jun. 30th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
Here you go. I'm repeating myself but I really do love this soliloquy.


Jun. 30th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
I love that, too. Wonderful choice!
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