Can one seriously imagine that the bard, who wrote so stunningly of the sea, never truly saw it?
But Drunk Shakespeare takes the relationship between booze and the bard further still.
How would you explain the bard revival in New York right now?
The Kentucky bard Ed McClanahan once lived in California, where among various endeavors he played Boswell to the Grateful Dead.
At 18, while attending bard College, he began writing and performing one-man plays at the Black and White bar in the East Village.
They were a sort of cross between the bard and the fortuneteller.
The bard had come to see whether the stories about the harp were true or not.
It may be contended rather that a (somewhat minor) bard in almost every case survives, and is the spice of life to his possessor.
Of this the bard remarks “ni mad,” it was not honourable, “non bene.”
He is a reversion to an earlier type, the type of the bard, the skald, the poet-seer.
mid-15c., from Scottish, from Old Celtic bardos "poet, singer," from PIE root *gwer- "to lift up the voice, praise." In historical times, a term of contempt among the Scots (who considered them itinerant troublemakers), but one of great respect among the Welsh.
All vagabundis, fulis, bardis, scudlaris, and siclike idill pepill, sall be brint on the cheek. [local Scottish ordinance, c.1500]Subsequently idealized by Scott in the more ancient sense of "lyric poet, singer." Poetic use of the word in English is from Greek bardos, Latin bardus, both from Gaulish.