Shakespeare’s birthday today. Happy Birthday William Shakespeare.
Here’s Allen on Shakespeare.
There’s also the Songs – like “Winter” (from “Love’s Labor’s Lost) – “When Icicles hang by the wall,/ And Dicke the Shepheard blows his nail”. (“that combines song with absolute precise detail, which is, I think, a model for any kind of poetry, whether free verse or formed, formalistic..”)
More Ginsberg on Shakespeare- here
Shakespeare, as legend has it, was both born and also died on this day.
Happy birth and death day, Shakespeare!