Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 32,930 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Bloody Train - Poem by Douglas Scotney

Shakespeare,
too intelligent
for revenge of honor
not to be dulled
by a ghost,
put honor's lack
in Fortinbras' stupid,
wasteful thrill
to get Hamlet
back on track.

Topic(s) of this poem: honor, revenge


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hamlet in IV.iv says his revenge has been dulled, without saying why.
Like Peter I suppose, who still doubted despite having seen Jesus miracles. Perhaps not as dumb as he comes across.
Fortinbras, according to the Captain, will get no gain from his stupid venture into Poland.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 9, 2016



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