R. S. Gwynn

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.


R. S. Gwynn
with the author's permission

other poems by R. S. Gwynn on this site:
"Horatio's Philosophy" from: R. S. Gwynn. No Word of Farewell: Selected Poems 1970-2000. Story Line Press, 2001 (Story Line Press [http://www.storylinepress.com/])
"Iago To His Torturers" R. S. Gwynn. The Drive-In. University of Missouri Press, 1986

on other sites:
Thermopylae Ezine e-text of
three more poems (The Great Fear / Untitled / The Simplification) [http://www.gloria-brame.com/glory/ezine3.htm#sam.htm]

on R. S. Gwynn: [http://www.ablemuse.com/v3/rsgwynn.htm]


Shakespeare in Europe
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last changes: November 2001