Shakespeare

Vachel Lindsay 1879 (Springfield) – 1931 (Springfield)



Would that in body and spirit Shakespeare came
Visible emperor of the deeds of Time,
With Justice still the genius of his rhyme,
Giving each man his due, each passion grace,
Impartial as the rain from Heaven's face
Or sunshine from the heaven-enthroned sun.
Sweet Swan of Avon, come to us again.
Teach us to write, and writing, to be men.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 01, 2023

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Scheme ABBCCDEE
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 346
Words 63
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8

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