The Bard

His poetic words still delight

And puzzle teasingly

Just as they did back then,

And his human stories of

Love, betrayal and justice,

Told through a rich parade

Of flawed and heroic characters,

Sting and challenge now

Across the changing expanse

Of time and place,

Linking cultures and histories

That at once seem distant

And yet are united

In that ever universal theme:

That we are and always were human,

And remain mortals who desperately

Seek the divine in our

Troubled circumstances

And look for answers

To the riddles of life

That haunt our living

And fill our dreams.


And so the play goes on.