So it was that during all of April I wrote poems, 32 of them to be precise, in celebration of National Poetry Writing Month. And they all, or most of them, turned out to be about this guy, or at least inspired by this guy, the Bard from Stratford Upon Avon, because, as you may or may not know, I had Shakespeare on the brain again as I was deeply embroiled in a performance of Romeo and Juliet as Lord Capulet.
For a friend who is making a film, I recorded audio performances of seven of my favorites. For your listening pleasure, here they are:
Lord Capulet Speaks the Unspeakable
A Poem from Director’s Notes
Capulet Speaks of His Daughters Grief
During Act II, Capulet Writes a Poem
The Actor Attempts to Meditate in the House During Fight Call
Lord Capulet Interrogates Michael Jarmer in a Closing Night Sonnet