On Shakespear Poem by John Milton

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,
Those Delphick lines with deep impression took
Then thou our fancy of it self bereaving,
Dost make us Marble with too much conceaving;
And so Sepulcher'd in such pomp dost lie,
That Kings for such a Tomb would wish to die.

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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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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Muzahidul Reza 09 May 2017

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

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Rini Shibu 09 May 2017

Excellent tribute poem...

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Prabir Gayen 08 July 2016


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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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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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Pranab K Chakraborty 09 May 2017

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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