A Bit from the Bard

Today’s piece is inspired by today’s prompt on Robert Brewer’s site, Poetic Asides.

“For today’s prompt, take a word or two invented by William Shakespeare, make it the title of your poem, and write your poem. Click here for a link to some words coined by Shakespeare, who was baptized on this date in 1564. If the link doesn’t work, here are a few: advertising, bloodstained, critic, dwindle, eyeball, hobnob, luggage, radiance, and zany. He invented more than 1,700!”

The title of my poem is borrowed from Macbeth’s famed  “Tomorrow and Tomorrow” speech.

From Day to Day, This Petty Pace

The elm roots
inching closer
to earth’s heart
have already
shed these
slivers of life,
begun to stiffen
into stone.


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