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Marblehead poet Claire Keyes to lead exploration of Shakespeare's sonnets Sunday, Jan. 20 at Abbot Library

Posted by Christina Jedra  January 11, 2013 10:00 AM

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Marblehead poet Claire Keyes will lead a discussion. 


The following was submitted by Abbot Public Library: 

On Sunday, January 20, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, the Library’s monthly Poetry Salon will resume and will feature the Sonnets of William Shakespeare. With classic themes such as love, beauty, mortality, and the passage of time, Shakespeare’s Sonnets have delighted and intrigued readers since their publication in 1609. Come revisit “old friends" and discover poems you may not have read before.  

Here is a sample from the well-known bard:
From Sonnet 97
"How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December's bareness everywhere!"

Attend the Poetry Salon, and explore Shakespeare's poetic side.  All are welcome – from longtime poetry lovers to those just wanting to try a new experience!   

Claire Keyes, Marblehead poet and Salem State Professor Emerita, will lead the Salon. To enjoy the discussion more fully, please bring a copy of the Sonnets in any edition.

The Abbot Public Library is located at 235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. For additional information, please call 781-631- 1481. 

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