Coz every year we do poetic briefs –
To do with either rhythm or with rhyme…
But this is now the fifth month of our game
So this year we’ll do both, I think it’s time.
We’ll take some inspiration from the Bard
But mix it up so that we do it new.
We’ll write a play that’s all Iambic Pents,
but also make it rhyme, we must that do!
“what sort of rhyming pattern should we use?”
I hear you ask with panic in your voice
Well, you can choose whatever fits you best
That’s right, you have the power – make your choice!
Right, that’s the easy part, and now the trick,
the language must remain ‘au natural’
Do place the play in modern times and themes
Maybe even make it factual.
I don’t want any mention of old Will
or texts that could be taken from his plays
No themes that maybe he has written ’bout
instead deal with our lives these modern days.
So write about things Shakes-boy couldn’t write
Like Mars bars, Gogglebox or World War II.
I hope you like this challenge, my dear friends
I think it’s fine. I do. I do. Do you?
The sound you’re hearing is just a branch on the roof
I’ll show you in the morning if you require proof.
I love that your dreams are never boring,
And that you think of ships at sea when you hear me snoring.
But right now, I’m so tired I almost feel like I am dead,
So maybe drive the Master and Commander novels from your pretty head
Cuz all too soon our dogs will bark and growl and whine and peep
And we’ll have lost all chance of ever getting any sleep.