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By William Shakespeare

ISBN-10: 0571262252

ISBN-13: 9780571262250

For this re-creation, first released in 1971, Ted Hughes augmented his unique number of Shakespeare's poems and dramatic speeches and fully rewrote his accompanying essay, desiring to restoration to the typical reader a lot of what, in Shakespeare, used to be instinctively to be had to the viewers of his day, and to teach how Shakespeare's language unites in its sinews and substance the whole diversity of Elizabethan preoccupations, philosophical and social.

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San Francisco is too old Her chimnies lean And look sooty After all this time Of waiting for something To happen Betwixt hill & house— Heart & heaven. 28 27TH CHORUS San Francisco San Francisco You're a muttering bum In a brown beat suit Cant make a woman On a rainy corner Your corners open out San Francisco To arc racks Of the Seals Lost in vapors Cold and bleak. 29 28TH CHORUS You're as useless As a soda truck Parked in the rain With cases of pretty red Orange green & Coca Cola Brown receiving rain Drops like the sea Receiveth driving spikes Welling in the navel void.

Little boys are angels Crying in the street Wear funny hats Wait for green lights Carry bust out tubes Around their necks And roam the railyards Of the great cities Looking for locomotives Full of shit Run down to the waterfront And dream of Cathay Hook spars with Gulls Of athavoid thought. 43RD CHORUS Little Cody Deaver A San Francisco boy Hung by hair of heroes Growing green & thin And soft as sin From the tie piles Of the railer road Track where Tokay Bottles rust in dust Waiting for the term Of partiality To end up there In heaven high So's loco can Come home Con poco coco.

Now the sun's goin down In old San Fran The hills are in a haze Of Shroudy afternoon— Bent withered Burroughsian Greeks pass In gray felt hats Expensively pearly On bony suffer heads 48 47TH CHORUS And old Indian bo's With no stockings on Just Chinese Shuffle Opium shoes Take the snaily constitutional Down 3rd St gray & lost &c Hard to see. Tragic burpers With scars of snow Bound bigly Huge to find it To the train Of time &C pain Waiting at the terminal. Young punk mankind Three abreast Go thriving downwards In the hellish street.

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