We trawl the sunken city, cast webs to catch what’s left

Dream merchants

http://redroomcompany.org/poem/tamryn-bennett/dream-merchants/

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SHAKESPEARE MERCHANT OF VENICE

O hell! what have we here?
A carrion Death, within whose empty eye
There is a written scroll! I’ll read the writing.
All that glitters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
Had you been as wise as bold,
Young in limbs, in judgment old,
Your answer had not been inscroll’d:
Fare you well; your suit is cold.

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