Mirrors For A Resurrected Shakespeare

Mirrors For A Resurrected Shakespeare short poem

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Did you see him half-nude
before a mirror, bristles on a bear’s chest,
his freckled hands stretching towards
your chin, unshaved, colorless, talkative
like pimples on your finger-tips,
the purple of old blood,
the gleam of grey teeth.
Drink the fires in his sockets.
They burn the red veins, blue lips
of poetry. He gives a warning.
Your dark mistress.

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Merton Lee is the author of best-selling ebooks (a) One Thousand Gifts (Where Is God When It Hurts?) published free on Smashwords website, and (b) When Bad Things Happen to Good People (God is biting the bullet theodicy) . He is the well-known author of the Christian articles 'Footprints in the sand (New version year 2013) ' and 'Let's do something beautiful for God'. His poem 'The Road Not Taken' is read by thousands of readers.Born in Singapore in 1969, he is a Christian essayist for the past 10 years. He has studied, reflected on and practised the key insights of the perennial wisdom of Christianity and the major religions for 30 years. He works as a senior Accountant and Finance Manager for more than 20 years in the public sector, contributing his best years to public service.He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1993 with a Bachelor's degree, studying Philosophy, English Literature and Economics. He also obtained Masters degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance from UK (University of Leicester) and another Masters degree in Accountancy from an Australian University with distinguished results, qualifying as an Accountant. He is married for more than 20 years with two children. They live and work in Singapore.
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