Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Upstaged - Three Word Wednesday

A performance of As You Like It
The actor in the tree is perfectly placed to upstage everyone else.

This week's words from Three Word Wednesday
Breezy; Hairy; Monstrous.

Upstaged By Shakespeare

So unconvincing
your breezy good looks winking
like silver beech leaves
aflutter in wind
and your hairy threads so much
like moss in some stream.
So unconvincing
is your appeal to my ears.
I recall your words,
your monstrous rhyming
vocality so declaimed
as you pranced upstage
and stole light from us -
how dare you? As if you had
some God given right...

September 17, 2014 2:24 PM

I have thought more than one time how irritating it must be to be taken out of the limelight by the top guys of the age - whether Shakespeare in his time, when he was arguably and consistently the best show in town, or The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in their time when the British invasion really meant them. You work hard and make decent wages for your art but nothing like they are doing and you can't see it, what they have that you don't. What a crock that is.


The chicken crossed the road. That's poultry in motion.

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