Poems of the Week

How Does It Feel?

by Julia Griffin

“Argentinian TV reports death of Shakespeare after Covid jab …
[A] newsreader on Canal 26, mixed up the Bard with William ‘Bill’ Shakespeare,
an 81-year-old Warwickshire man who became the second person in the world
to get the Pfizer vaccine.”

The Guardian

Reflect, ye poets light or weighty,
Upon a year surpassed by none:
Bob Dylan’s reached the age of eighty,
And Shakespeare’s died, aged eighty-one.