Mostly known for his sonnet poems and plays Shakespeare is considered a literal genius.
He was born in 1564 and he died in 1616.
When people think about Shakespeare they think about his famous plays and not his less famous poems. He was happy to have his poems published. William Shakespeare has been attributed with the following poems:
- William Shakespeare Poem - A Lover's Complaint
- William Shakespeare Poem - Phoenix and the Turtle
- William Shakespeare Poem - Rape of Lucrece
- William Shakespeare poem - Venus and Adonis
Here is one stanza from his poem:
THE PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE
The Phoenix and the Turtle
Let the bird of loudest lay
On the sole Arabian tree,
Herald sad and trumpet be,
To whose sound chaste wings obey.
But thou shrieking harbinger,
Foul precurrer of the fiend,
Augur of the fever's end,
To this troop come thou not near.