Caesarean Roundel

by David P. Gontar (November 2016)

Caesar Caesar

Basket weaver

Lady loved and sought to leave her


Went to Spain

And found the fever

In his seizure couldn’t cleave her


Caesar Caesar

See, she flees, Sir!

O, seize her, Caesar!


Breath and blood unfreeze her

In the deep beleaguered

Find what first intrigued her






David P. Gontar’s latest book is Unreading Shakespeare. He is also the author of Hamlet Made Simple and Other Essays, New English Review Press, 2013.


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