Young Thomas Is A Longshoreman By Trade...
August 20, 2014 7:06 AM Subscribe
A series of Pop Songs converted into Shakesperean-style sonnets.
New sonnets added every week. Among those already featured (see if you can guess first):
Young Thomas is a longshoreman by trade,
Whose guild ceased work to fight for wages fair.
The strike drags on, 'tis weeks since he's been paid,
A crawl towards destitution and despair.
Remember when I tended to thy grass?
She then appeared in nought but towel dress'd.
Her lasting look showed favor clear as glass,
While pointing out some errant growth in jest.
From observation of my gallant gait
And its effect upon the sex so fair,
You see no hope for discourse or debate,
For comely ladies find me debonair.
These feelings that weigh heavy in my breast
Should in your soul be similarly sown;
I pledge these vows, so earnestly express'd,
To make my deep affections truly known...
To these celestial bodies raise a toast
For they've maintained a wondrous constancy,
Just like we've drifted on Life's trying coasts
Too long to any diff'rent sailors be.
While ladies dance away the night for sport,
So shall we too, their favor sweet to court.
...If you prefer Shakespeare as a dramatist, enjoy this previous post.