W is for Where Art Thou, Muse

Popularly tagged “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare has been called one of the finest writers in English language history. Shakespeare penned 38 plays (including comedies, histories, and tragedies), as well as more than 150 sonnets.

Shakespeare’s best-known works include As You Like It, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and The Taming of the Shrew.

Here’s a savory sonnet for writers everywhere from a wonderful wordsmith.

Where Art Thou, Muse?
(Sonnet 100)
By William Shakespeare
Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget'st so long
To speak of that which gives thee all thy might?
Spend'st thou thy fury on some worthless song,
Darkening thy power to lend base subjects light?
Return, forgetful Muse, and straight redeem
In gentle numbers time so idly spent;
Sing to the ear that doth thy lays esteem
And gives thy pen both skill and argument.
Rise, resty Muse, my love's sweet face survey,
If Time have any wrinkle graven there;
If any, be a satire to decay,
And make Time's spoils despised every where.
   Give my love fame faster than Time wastes life;
   So thou prevent'st his scythe and crooked knife.

That’s for all the A to Z Blogging Challenge participants!

The muse awaits! Keep on blogging! The finish line is close!
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Poetry Muse
By Eustache Le Sueur
Circa 1655
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