Grading Shakespeare - Poem by RAJ NANDY

Shakespeare, the fountain head
Of English poetry and prose,
Inspired poets of all ages and nations
Since centuries past,
And would continue to do so
Till humans are turned to dust!

We express our feelings with delight
And praise his works and songs,
Some lines we like more than others,
In expressing preferences, there is nothing
But we are no connoisseur,
So let us not try to rate,
His immortal poetic works,
By giving a numerical grade!
Let us not commit this single sacrilegious
For he is the perennial fountain head,
And this is a historical fact!

Comments about Grading Shakespeare by RAJ NANDY

  • (10/2/2008 12:30:00 PM)

    the works of poets like Shakespeare and other classical writers are immortal. i have seriously been pondering over this (Report) Reply

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  • (6/8/2008 7:47:00 PM)

    I also have no patience with the audacity of anyone daring to grade Shakespeare. The validity of the great authors, composers and artists of the past is enshrined by the indelible mark they have made on the human canvas.

    One might give you a 10 on this but I notice that you have disabled the grading function which I take to mean that you neither need nor desire grades on your poems either. Again, I heartily concur.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 4, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, March 7, 2011

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