Celebrating Poetry in April: 29. Sonnet 23 by William Shakespeare

Hello, everyone. Today, for our second-to-last sonnet in honor of National Poetry Month, I have chosen Sonnet 23 by William Shakespeare. It's one of my favorites for so many reasons. Primarily, though, I appreciate Shakespeare's play on words, using them to describe his inability to put into words the love he has for another. As … Continue reading Celebrating Poetry in April: 29. Sonnet 23 by William Shakespeare

Celebrating Poetry in April: 26. Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare

Welcome to day 26 of National Poetry Month! As we near the end of the month, I will be sharing with you some of my all-time favorite sonnets. For tonight, I am reading Shakespeare's sonnet 18, one of his most famous love sonnets. It captures the common theme of love transcending life here on earth. … Continue reading Celebrating Poetry in April: 26. Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare

Celebrating Poetry in April: 19: Sonnet 30 by William Shakespeare

Good evening, and welcome to day 19 of celebrating National Poetry Month. Today is April 19, and in celebration of beginning Hamlet tomorrow with my seniors, I thought we'd read another Shakespeare sonnet. Sonnet 30, "When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought," by William Shakespeare.  When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I … Continue reading Celebrating Poetry in April: 19: Sonnet 30 by William Shakespeare