Rev Dr Paul Edmondson very kindly shared this sonnet with us.
He walked the Shakespeare Way over ten days which coincided with the stsd conference. Walkers read a Shakespeare sonnet every mile, and Paul Wrote some of his own, including this one:
Sonnets on the Way
So far we’ve reached one hundred and sixteen,
read just alongside the M25:
one every mile. Those breaks for us have been
moments to feel differently alive.
We’ve stopped and listened, leaning gently in,
to follow the progressions of his thought;
sometimes we’ve frowned – he’s often made us grin,
the music of his mind and words have caught
and printed on our faces, tongues, and eyes
his challenges in love, so that it seems
his own imagination, and our sighs
make choirs in the landscapes of his dreams.
The furrows, hills, roads, woodland, hear our talk,
and print our path like Shakespeare, as we walk.