English And The Englishman written by Anne G at Spillwords.com

English And The Englishman

English and the Englishman

written by: Anne G



 “not of an age, but for all time”

– Ben Jonson


forever enshrined

Shakespeare – the ‘Bard’
vernacular scribed


William – the English
playwright sublime

words for all time


Legendary playwright
tamer of shrews

Defining the language
through midsummer’s night


Perfecting the Angles’
lingua of birth

Medieval beginning
Germanic the root


Committed to memory
in phrases and quotes

By wordsmiths and readers
of parlance beloved


“not of an age,
but for all time”.

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