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Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare
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Mar 24, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: why-not-call-it-poetry, parody-homage, life-is-shakespeare

Shakespeare's Sonnet XVIII (abridged)

You're hot.
But not as hot as this poem.

Shakespeare's Sonnet CXVI (abridged)

I'll love you even when you are sixty four
Or my name's not Heather Mills.

Shakespeare's Sonnet XCIV (abridged)

Stay cool man. Peace.
Like, flower power, y'know?
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message 1: by Manny (last edited Jan 19, 2009 03:08AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Manny Apologies to Madeline, who came up with the original idea. Theft is the sincerest form of flattery...

message 2: by Madeline (new)

Madeline Nice.

message 3: by Manny (last edited Mar 24, 2010 03:07AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Manny I bow to the Mistress of this rather specialized genre :)

Have been trying to create an abridged version of CXVI, but so far without success...

message 4: by Meen (new)

Meen I love Madeline's summaries, but I can't even imagine trying to humorously abridge the sonnets. I'm impressed, Manny!

message 5: by Matthieu (new)

Matthieu Haha, wonderful, Manny!

Manny OK, after a year of thought, I have added an abridged version of XCIV...

message 7: by Meen (new)

Meen Thou dost rock, Manny.

Manny Foresooth! Thy words do touch me to the very core.

message 9: by Meen (new)

Meen Forsooth thouself, ya big bard!


message 10: by Alex (new) - rated it 5 stars

Alex Here goes Manny - a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy

message 11: by Manny (last edited Jun 08, 2011 10:38PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Manny Dost thou compare me to the King's jester? Ifaith, th'art too kind!

Reading Harbor lol

Manny Thank you, good sir.

Elisabeth Bridges Thou hast ascended the brightest heavens of invention.

Manny The sweetness of thy words doth melt my soul.
Be thanked, kind maid.

message 16: by Robert (new)

Robert The Sonnets, Abridg'd:


Manny Robert wrote: "The Sonnets, Abridg'd:


Avast, thou gorbellied clapper-clawed barnacle, thou loggerheaded flap-mouthed mumble-news!

Manny (Insults courtesy of MIT's Shakespearian Insult Kit).

message 19: by Robert (new)

Robert Manny wrote: "Robert wrote: "The Sonnets, Abridg'd:


Avast, thou gorbellied clapper-clawed barnacle, thou loggerheaded flap-mouthed mumble-news!"

This is a quote from Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter, isn't it? Where'd you find a copy?

Manny It's just before the entrance of the Iambic Policemen.

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