Inspired by one of my favourite Blackadder clips…
Dear Mr Shakespeare, Today I must write
and give a whole hearted thank you, to you.
Like the sun, your words are shining so bright
across the stars and history, it’s true.
Present students are filled with weary eyes
as line by line, we dissect plays like frogs
incomprehension we cannot disguise
as we pull on our fifteenth century togs.
However, fair is fair on the world’s stage
when you master the human condition.
With your timeless life lessons on the page
so all your descendants could rendition.
So thank you for the last four hundred years
and cheers to you sir! I raise my warm beer!