Monday, 23 April 2012

Full Fathom Five thy Father lies

Gull above the glinting seas of England
Full fathom five thy father lies;
     Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
    Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange:
Sea nymphs hourly ring his knell.
Hark!  now I hear them,
                             Ding-dong, bell!

William Shakespeare

Probably the first Shakespeare I was taught and which I learnt;
posted this day, 23rd April Shakespeare's 448th birthday and St George's Day, patron saint of England.
England, my England. 

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