Shakespeare in April

Four hundred years ago today, William Shakespeare passed away.

April is a month that belongs to the Bard, a significant date is the twenty-third.

Seeing as today, April 23rd, is the four hundredth anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, I was inspired to break out in verse (well, two lines). He was also born in April (possibly on the same date as that on which he died) and was baptized on the 26th.

The next time you take a walk through the woods or alongside a babbling brook,Β think of Shakespeare’s play ‘As You Like It‘ (Act II, Scene I – The Forest of Arden)


Β And this, our life, exempt from public haunt


finds tongues in trees


books in the running brooks


sermons in stones


and good in everything.

William Shakespeare


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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14 Responses to Shakespeare in April

  1. jan says:

    Lovely tribute!

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  2. Dana says:

    I had no idea. Thank you for sharing this.

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  3. kayrpea61 says:

    “As You Like It” was the first of Shakespeare’s works we studied, and some of the lines are fresh in the mind 58 years later. Yours, above, is one, and ‘The Seven Ages of Man’ is another πŸ˜‚

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    • I read a children’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s plays when I was about 10 but when I went to high school the first of his works we studied was ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and some of those lines have stuck in my head, too. πŸ™‚

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      • kayrpea61 says:

        If you haven’t seen this stage show, and the opportunity presents, you should see it. I think you would enjoy it. We laughed until it hurt πŸ˜€

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  4. Ali Isaac says:

    Jean, what a wonderful post! How perfectly you captured the words of that verse in your images! Swoon!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. vronlacroix says:

    Beautiful verse, and these seem personal as you accompany them with your photos.

    Liked by 1 person

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