Sunday, April 03, 2005
April is National Poetry Month, as diligent readers of the Preposterous blogroll have already been told by Lauren, Roxanne, and Amanda (at the least -- I'm not the most diligent reader myself). Since we already have occasional poetry around here, let's celebrate by dipping into the classics. How about Shakespeare's 18th Sonnet?
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Perhaps you've heard this one before, but it holds up. It's on my mind due to a scene from Tom Stoppard's Travesties, currently playing at the Court Theatre at UofC. In the play, Dadaist poet Tristan Tzara creates a new work by cutting the sonnet into fragments and pulling them randomly out of a hat.
Darling--Quite a compelling result -- but something tells me the version presented in the play wasn't really produced quite so randomly.