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IN APRIL, AL YOUNG MEETS WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE IN

                                                      HEAVEN



                AL: Not any of the monuments of time
                Will dull the brightness of thy fabled name

                Nor sour the sweetness of thy mighty rhyme.
                Through centuries thy work has grown in fame.


                SHAKES: Sounds good to me. I hear

                You got a guy with a name like White Man
                In your neck of the woods. Uh uh. Time for him to go.
                Time for a Young man to take on his role.


                AL: They say that Joshua made the sun stand still.

                We have a new sun, and his name is Will.


                SHAKES: You too kind. Gimme five, baby. Welcome to Hev!



                [Remembering Al Young’s poem, “W.H. Auden & Mantan Moreland"
                and noting that Al Young and Walt Whitman were born on the same

                date: May 31.]





























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