William Shaw


Had Charles Dickens been
Alive today, he’d have made
A great YouTuber.

Jane Austen, had she
Ever seen a keyboard, would
Be Queen of Twitter.

George Herbert would make
Instagram poetry, with

Blake and Milton would
Sustain an awkward bromance
Through tender Snapchats.

A network of wit
And brilliance obscured by
Shakespeare’s shitposting.

William Shaw is a student, blogger, and amateur journalist from Sheffield. When not writing poetry, he enjoys coming up with names for his English group chat. It’s currently called The Great British Blake Off. You can find him online here.