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Sonnet 147

Sonnet 147

  

by William Shakespeare

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Shakespeare scholar Harold Bloom calls Sonnet 147 "the most terrifying erotic poem [he] know[s]." Oh yeah. He also says that most of his guy pals "share his lust" for the "dark lady." So there's that. (Source.)

Some British scientists have stored all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets on tiny stretches of DNA. They came up with the idea while hanging out at a pub. (Source.)

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