As my grade-school-aged daughters came home from school today, the older one announced that today is Shakespeare’s birthday. She suggested I use that information with my business writing students during this evening’s class.
On short notice, I didn’t attempt to weave Shakespeare into a lesson on the characteristics of persuasive writing (though perhaps I could …). Instead, while my students worked on in-class assignments, I downloaded Twelfth Night to my Kindle app, snagged a screen shot, and scoured the lines for found poetry.
This may not be my strongest poetry form, but it certainly was a fun challenge. Happy birthday, dear William.
Musicians love play.
Give me that appetite
that my ear
so sweet as love
quick and fresh as the sea,
you go …