Thursday, October 27, 2016

Red Cone(LF)#264-attention span

attention span

these days I  have the attention span of a nat
only a few lines of my favourite Shakespeare sonnet remain
'Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments
love is not love which alters when alteration it finds
it is an ever fixed star...'
or Shakespeare's
'To thine own self be true and it follows as the night the day thou canst not then be false to any man'
but memory
has it remembered correctly
'the quality of mercy is not strained
it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven'
then the memory fails
'neither a lender nor a borrower be
for loan oft loses both itself and friend'

to think I could once recite the whole of the Ancient Mariner
and whole passages from from Shakespeare
and many poems
was that really me
if so where did I go

am sending out a search party

1 comment:

  1. Last line cracked me up :) Can relate - though never learnt those greats in the first palce.


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