reading Shakespeare . . .

reading Shakespeare
I try to teach my students
metaphor . . .
shaken by the music
of bare ruined choirs

Skylark 1:2, Winter 2013

About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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4 Responses to reading Shakespeare . . .

  1. Adelaide says:

    I must admit,I don’t understand this. What do you mean by “bare ruined choirs?”


    • It’s a reference to a famous sonnet by Shakespeare where he uses “bare ruined choirs” as a metaphor for death/old age. Don’t worry, Adelaide. My husband told me this was too high-fallutin’. . . and not accessible to most. Oh well, what can I say, sometimes the English major in me takes over.

  2. Mary Frederick Ahearn says:

    Oh yes – the 73rd Sonnet – I love it so. When I read your beautiful tanka in “Skylark,” I almost shouted out with joy, It is wonderful. I’ve submitted a haiku with the reference to the sonnet only to be rejected – perhaps for the reason your husband notes,perhaps not.
    Happy to find this site and will return. I admire your poetry so very much.
    Another English major,

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