#100peoplepoems 61: Did Shakespeare Have Electricity 

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May 13, 2017 by Sez

A Shakespearean sonnet for a rather odd discussion from my teaching assistant days.

Shall I compare our modern life to his?

We are more technologically advanced

He knew so much, but not what iTunes is.

He never owned an iPod, though he danced.

Some time has passed, since Shakespeare walked the earth,

And often we forget how much has changed.

The electronic era and the birth 

Of e-communications, he’d find strange.

It’s difficult for you to understand 

That William had no electric light

To write by. That he wrote his plays by hand 

Your words tell me you cannot grasp his plight

How do I know you haven’t got it yet?

“He must have had his music on cassette”


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