Thoughtful Thursday: The Bard at 450

BirthdayCandlesAt 450, The Bard of Avon is still going strong — at least among readers!

 And you thought the years were creeping up on you?

Consider William Shakespeare’s plight. He’s 450 years old.

Baptized at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564, Shakespeare is regarded by many as the greatest writer in the English language. Honoring the poet, actor and dramatist leaves us, shall we say, nearly speechless! What does one say to such a great wordsmith!

Therefore, we’ll give a simple shout-out: Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare! Your plays, sonnets and poetry have been read throughout the world and have touched the imaginations of millions!

How fitting that the celebration of Shakespeare’s birth and the observance of his death fall within the same month.

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” 

William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616

 (Illustration by Tivery Lucky,


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