Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Carol Ann Duffy’s Anne Hathaway (fourth part)

Here you can read the previous parts:Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Daughters (first part)Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Daughters (second part)Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Sonnet 145 (third part) Anne Hathaway ‘Item I gyve unto my wief my second best bed…’(from Shakespeare’s will) The bed we loved in was… Read More Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Carol Ann Duffy’s Anne Hathaway (fourth part)

Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Sonnet 145 (third part)

Sonnet 145 One of Shakespeare’s sonnets, number 145, has been claimed to refer to Anne Hathaway through the words “hate away”, which  may be a pun (in Elizabethan pronunciation) on “Hathaway”. Also the following words, “And saved my life”, would have been indistinguishable in pronunciation from “Anne saved my life”. This sonnet, which is placed… Read More Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Sonnet 145 (third part)

True Love

Two Lovers Two lovers by a moss-grown spring:They leaned soft cheeks together there,Mingled the dark and sunny hair,And heard the wooing thrushes sing.O budding time!O love’s blest prime! Two wedded from the portal stept:The bells made happy carolings,The air was soft as fanning wings,White petals on the pathway slept.O pure-eyed bride!O tender pride! Two faces… Read More True Love