Shakespeare’s Head

Joseph Harrison

‘‘That skull had a tongue in it, and could sing once.’’

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GOOD FREND FOR JESUS SAKE FORBEARE,
TO DIGG THE DUST ENCLOASED HEARE:
BLESTE BE Ye MAN Yt SPARES THES STONES,
AND CURST BE HE Yt MOVES MY BONES...

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Joseph Harrison is the author of five books of poetry, including Shakespeare’s Horse. He was a 2009 Guggenheim fellow in poetry.
Originally published:
April 1, 2018

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