Anthony Grayling: [bard; perennial;] Not really. Because, of course, he is the national bard, so, you know, no problem about performances. Look the point has been well made that you wouldn't want performances of Shakespeare to exclude everything else. Obviously not. But human nature is perennial, if you went all the way back to Homer, for example, if you read in the Iliad, Homer's account of the grief of Achilles for Patroclus, if ever you've yourself experienced any kind of grief, you see with the immediacy that that is very very true and deep account of it.
a person who writes poems.
1. continuing for a very long time; happening again and again;