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On Shakespear

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What needs my Shakespear for his honour'd Bones,
The labour of an age in piled Stones,
Or that his hallow'd reliques should be hid
Under a Star-ypointing Pyramid?
Dear son of memory, great heir of Fame,
What need'st thou such weak witnes of thy name?
Thou in our wonder and astonishment
Hast built thy self a live-long Monument.
For whilst toth' shame of slow-endeavouring art,
Thy easie numbers flow, and that each heart

Hath from the leaves of thy unvalu'd Book,
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Rod Mendieta 09 May 2017

Excellent write John! Thanks for sharing! You might want to take a look at my poem 'Shit Happens'. (Just joking, actually. Thought I'd poke a little fun on, well, no one in particular... OK, perhaps those who never waste a chance to invite the likes of John Milton, William Shakespeare and other DECEASED heavyweights to check out their own poems. But on a lighter note, and borrowing an expression from our resident poet Bri Edwards: HEE-HEE!

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Rini Shibu 09 May 2017

Excellent tribute poem...

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Muzahidul Reza 09 May 2017

What needs my Shakespear for his honour'd Bones, EXCELLENT

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Ramesh T A 09 May 2017

A Great tribute of John Milton on Shakespeare, the bard is wonderful to read and enjoy here!

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Such skill of crafting ideas with masked words really much precious for the poets to learn to be aflamed with brilliancy and beauty.

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Mahtab Bangalee 16 February 2020

great poet wrote a tribute poem on a great poet Shakespear who was most popular as dramatist

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NINJA 28 July 2019

Thanks www.poemhunter.com for helping me finish my project....

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Auj winget 30 June 2018

Thankyou for your great contribution excellent poem and thanks for sharing

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aryan mishra 15 June 2018

nice bro r these alll poem are original

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A great tribute from one great poet to another great poet. Dear son of memory, great heir of Fame, What need'st thou such weak witnes of thy name? Brilliant!

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