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[New-Poetry] Amorous Gorilla
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0453  Monday, 26 February 2001

From:           Chris Stroffolino <
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Date:           Saturday, 24 Feb 2001 14:49:41 -0400
Subject:        [New-Poetry] Amorous Gorilla

Dear SHAKSPERians---

As a published contemporary poet, as well as Shakespearian, I have
lately been trying to think of interesting ways to make these two
interests more compatible with each other, less "specialized"---For
instance, aside from Martha Ronk, I can hardly think of any Shakespeare
critics who are also poets (aside from the really OLD ones.....)---

I am curious as to why this might be, or even IF it is as true as I
thought---

Anyway, in the meantime I thought I'd forward a poem from a poetry email
discussion group I'm on----

I have the author's permission to forward this


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Shakespearean Sonnet

        With a first line taken from the tv listings

A man is haunted by his father's ghost.
A boy and girl love while their families fight.
A Scottish king is murdered by his host.
Two couples get lost on a summer night.
A hunchback murders all who block his way.
A ruler's rivals plot against his life.
A fat man and a prince make rebels pay.
A noble Moor has doubts about his wife.
An English king decides to conquer France.
A duke learns that his best friend is a she.
A forest sets the scene for this romance.
An old man and his daughters disagree.
A Roman leader makes a big mistake.
A sexy queen is bitten by a snake.

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