I’m not aware of any other literary celebrity whose birth and death dates are the same day. That just Billy the Bard even more special, doesn’t it? This year is being touted as the Shakesyear, due to the span of 400 years of celebrating his influence since his death in 1616. I certainly couldn’t let National Poetry Month slip by without celebrating Shakespeare on his birthday. Here is one of my favorite sonnets:
Sonnet 29 read by Matthew Macfayden
And yet, for all his “greatness,” he never penned a Nantucket limerick.
He did–haven’t you read some of his insults ? Definitely Nantucketish