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Thursday, 24 November 2022

Page 26


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"Contracted to thine own bright eyes" is undoubtedly one of my favorite lines: in its simplest sense, contracted means "obligated to" or "married to", and this describes the "throuple" - or three-way relationship - between Shakespeare, his sonnet reflection, and the reader (Echo, or right at this very moment, you and me). At the same time, however, the sonnets are composed of the ink distilled from Shakespeare's grief, so he himself has been shrunk down into marks on the page.

Marks that have survived to tell their creator's story hundreds of years into the future.

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Monday, 21 November 2022

Shakespeare's Sonnets: Page 26 (Hi-Res)

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Saturday, 1 October 2022

Page 25


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Looking into the grave (whether Hamnet's or William's), the grave transforms into the book of sonnets which serves both as the remains and the legacy of the Bard. His legacy has been transported through a wormhole between the biological Shakespeare and his readers by the magic embedded in the pages, much like the rabbit-hole that Alice falls into as we're transported along with her into Wonderland.

The words of the sonnet are Shakespeare's de facto heir that bear his memory.

Where Shakespeare writes "thou", he speaks to us, the readers; we see ourselves reflected by Echo.

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Friday, 24 June 2022

Page 20 Updated

 The image for page 20 has been updated to fix an oversight in colouring (the blue-ish tint indicates the "real" Shakespeare's world, the fantasy world of sonnets is in ink-black and white). If you would still like to see the original, it is exclusively available to my patrons here!

Pages 23 and 24


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"But as the riper should by time decease": following the farming metaphor, a parent is "riper" than its child. Shakespeare is and will always be older and riper than his son, Hamnet, who was supposed to bear his memory but died at the tender age of eleven. He's also riper than his sonnets, and each sonnet is riper than its successor.

Page 23: Shakespeare, continuing to write the next line, envisions Father Time turning over the hourglass when his physical body dies.

Page 24: Shakespeare is being accompanied by Father Time on his inexorable march towards his own grave. Once his physical body is buried, his spirit will be transferred into the rose symbol inside his sonnets.

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Saturday, 21 May 2022

Pages 21 and 22


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Here we see the Sonnet Shakespeares themselves inspiring the birth of their own mind-child sonnets, and all of them jumping in to the sands of time to avoid Father Time's scythe. The book containing the sonnets will prove to be an excellent vehicle to protect the sonnet pages from wear and tear as they spin towards their future in the bottom half of the hourglass.

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