TBT—Matthew Macfadyen’s Version of Sonnet 29

Time for a Throw-back Thursday. I’ve featured this recitation of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29 on the blog before, during one of the 2011 or 12 poetry month video extravaganzas. It came to mind this morning when some poet and artist friends of mine were talking about a different actor’s rather affected and, to me, pompous reading…

William Shakespeare Is Now Following You

So this happened. I checked my email to see the following notification: “William Shakespeare is now following you on Twitter!”  Correct me if I am in error, but I think that’s a pretty high-profile follower. Not bad for a poet-blogger who’s been on hiatus for most of National Poetry Month. Eh? If only he didn’t tweet…

Flashback Friday, Matthew MacFadyen Does Poems

I know, the recent trend is Throwback Thursday, but as a poet, I just cannot do it. Too many other meanings to “throwback.” When I was a kid dad took us fishing, and the fish that were too small got thrown back. I cannot help associate throwbacks with things that are not worth keeping, things…

“Another Dark Lady,” 29 of 30, by Edwin Arlington Robinson

My friend AngryRicky, who’s really not so angry, requested something by Edwin Arlington Robinson. So no more than two hours left in my personal challenge of thirty poetry recordings in thirty days for the month of April, National Poetry Month here in the USA, I bring you “Another Dark Lady.” I cannot say Ricky’s story…

Weird Holiday of the Week

Originally posted on Scott Navicky:
Shakespeare’s Birthdeath Day: Shakespeare died on April 23, supposedly after getting “porter in Macbeth” drunk with his good mates, Ben Jonson and Michael Drayton. No one knows exactly when Shakespeare was born, but he was christened on April 26. As it stands to reason that lil’ Willy was christened three…

Left Over Love Poems 1: Mathew MacFadyen

I know. I know. Valentine’s Day is over, but tonight Brian and I were finally able to enjoy our dinner together, so that means ’tis still the season! And though the series Love Poems You Wish You Had Written is over for this year, I still have a few more pieces I want to share….