As poetry month starts winding down,
I've been thinking of the Bard who wears the crown,
And the words of the gangsters in Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate"
In tribute to one whose lines are so great.
"Brush up your Shakespeare" are the words they sang out.
And 451 years later there is no doubt,
Good old Will Shakespeare: a standard to strive for
Whether your poetry is great or or quite poor.