English 205, a course for the ages.
O Shakespearean verses fortunes have’t we study
Stanzas and lines we read pages and pages.
Themes, and parallel phrases we looketh upon thee
For between thy plain structure, O Meaning we find you.
Meaning of strange words and worlds, woveth in
The tapestries of e’re told tales for us to find anew.
Thou timeless Bard baffled billions. Why did you spin
The words that you did. We spend hours trying to know
the thoughts in thoust noggin at th’hour when parchment and quill
married to make sums many more than their parts e’re show.
Tell me, is a tree just a tree or did you have further will?
Nothing by thy pen is as the flowers appear to the sun;
‘Tis more akin to an onion, but many leagues more fun.