Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Great Regulars: "Sonnet 29" is a favorite of mine because

it makes me laugh about unhappiness--my own and Shakespeare's.

An occupational hazard of poets is feeling oneself an unappreciated outsider. One compares oneself to others in the trade. One decides one isn't really any good anyway. But Shakespeare? Can it be possible that Shakespeare could get depressed and want another poet's "art"?

from Slate: When the Bard Had the Blues


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