Monday, August 8, 2011

Shakespeare Haiku

A couple of weeks ago I was challenged to summarize a book in haiku. Since this is me we're talking about, I went for Shakespeare's plays. Here are the eight I have come up with so far. Can you name the plays?

Witty repartee;
webs of deceit make mischief
and yet true love wins.

Paralyzed by thought:
revenge his father's murder?
Everybody dies.

Exiled in forest,
Bad sonnets posted on trees
and happy endings.

Mischief-making sprite,
confusion among lovers --
Was it all a dream?

Four men, sworn scholars
foreswear their books in favor
of four femmes fatales.

King's madness caused by
Filial Ingratitude;
Everybody dies.

Ancient Rome teems with
Political intrigue and

Ancient Rome teeming
With political intrigue
And assignations.

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