Shakespeare (12)

Through empathy, as if he were God’s spy,
Will took upon himself the sum of things:
This extravert and introvert could ply
With equal scope ’tween scholars, whores and kings.
Like Rabbi Yeshu he perceived the fact
That every situation is unique
And, if one keeps each faculty intact,
One knows the way to act or write or speak.
At times he therefore feelingly would see,
At others he’d display prophetic soul;
When thinking logically was apt, he’d free
His mind from body and its sensing role.
Much more than Cleopatra’s, viewed through wine,
Such infinite variety is divine.
Michael Peach
6 May 2005




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