Archive for July, 2016

The Cockney Bard websites

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2016 by thecockneybard

Check out the Cockney Bard’s websites. Lots of interesting & thought provoking bits on them.

Shake-speares two most informative sonnets/poems 86 and the one about the MIND (not dark lady & gay lover) 144.  Simply read my sites and you will get there!


 Was it the proud full sail of his great verse,
Bound for the prize of all-too-precious you,
That did my ripe thoughts in my brain inhearse,
Making their tomb the womb wherein they grew?

Was it his spirit, by spirits taught to write
Above a mortal pitch, that struck me dead?
No, neither he, nor his compeers by night
Giving him aid, my verse astonished.
He, nor that affable familiar ghost
Which nightly gulls him with intelligence,

As victors of my silence cannot boast;
I was not sick of any fear from thence:
But when your countenance fil’d up his line,
Then lack’d I matter; that enfeebled mine.


Two loves I have of comfort and despair,
Which like two spirits do suggest me still;
The better angel is a man right fair,
The worser spirit a woman colour’d ill.
To win me soon to hell, my female evil
Tempteth my better angel from my side,
And would corrupt my saint to be a devil,
Wooing his purity with her foul pride.
And whether that my angel be turn’d fiend
Suspect I may, but not directly tell;
But being both from me, both to each friend,
I guess one angel in another’s hell:
Yet this shall I ne’er know, but live in doubt,
Till my bad angel fire my good one out.

John Benson’s 1640 Poems: Written by Wil. Shake- speare. Gent.

The Passionate Pilgrime 1599 – Poems by W.Shakespeare

SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS. Neuer before Imprinted. At London, By G. Eld for T.T and are to be solde by William Aspley. 1609.



Shake-speare enigma

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2016 by thecockneybard…/shakespeares-collected-poems-1640

Fascinating book for many reasons!

Poems: written by Wil. Shake-speare, Gent.
Published: 1640, London John Benson adds more mystery to the Shakespeare enigma.

Seeing the future – for sure!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2016 by thecockneybard

Andreas Yiasimi interview with the Allens (30 minutes long but well worth watching until the end) where we talk about our remarkable meeting leading to the fantastic BBC/ITV televised medieval wedding. The interview has actual TV clips from the big day, Shona singing on her video ‘when the wind blows’, some humourous moments too. Proof if ever proof were needed you can predict the future and despite millions to one odds, dreams really can come true! Hope you enjoy it. Special thanks to Andreas Yiasimi for his time, the video and making the day filming special.



Defining Humanity

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 23, 2016 by thecockneybard

The world is full of mind numbing depravity to acts of great love. Mankind reaches from the beautiful to the most abhorrent. In the making of a human being from a child of innocence to an adult of love or hate, we are to define humanity as neither a substance of love nor hate, but a voluminous mixture of both. – The Cockney Bard

Works of the Cockney Bard

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2016 by thecockneybard

A wonderful & varied collection of the works of the Bard both poetical & philosophical can be seen on the links below.

The subjects range from nature to war, love to death & mind.