I try to avoid posting every day, but this I had to share as soon as I found out about it. Popsonnet has taken it upon themselves to convert pop songs into Shakespearean sonnets.
Here is a small sample, which had me in stitches:
O sweet and noble lad, be not aggrieved!
Pray, lift thyself from off the cursed ground!
Thy travels long have left thee most deceived;
there is a sanctuary to be found.
They’ve pleasant lodgings for thee at a cost
amenable to one of little wealth,
and pastimes there – too many to exhaust –
to cleanse thy soul and fortify thy health.
Let not thy pride dissuade thee from their aid,
or think I speak of what I do not know;
for in my troubled youth, ’twas there I stayed
to lift myself from poverty and woe.
– We’ve cause to thank them over and again,
this brotherhood for good young Christian men!
(all together now: “It’s fun to stay at the…”)