Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Magpie 34

The prompt of a lamp this week made me immediately think of that famous scene in Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet.”
You know, the one where Juliet is seen up at a high window and Romeo is in the garden below.
Surely everyone is at least to some degree familiar with these lines:
Romeo: “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

The brightness of her cheek would shame the stars,
As daylight doth a lamp.
Her eyes would through the airy region stream so bright
That birds would sing and think it were not night.
See how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek!”

34 comments:

kathew said...

so very romantic. Nice post!

Crystal Mary said...

One of the sweetest love stories.. With a glow of love that rejoices and resounds down through the journey of time. Blessings CML

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a lovely idea. My 'take' is historic and rather gruesome I'm afraid.

Derrick said...

Swoon! Nobody writes like Will!

Jingle said...

romantic and sweet story.

Book Bird Dog said...

I like the romance in the glass.

gautami tripathy said...

So sweet!

doomed if I do, doomed if I don't

Gabriela Abalo said...

I love romance :)

Nice Magpie!

हेमंत कुमार ♠ Hemant Kumar said...

Really very sweet and nice poetry.you have well expressed thoughts in very few words.
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Shigune Matsui said...

Cool! I love it! I did remember reading Romeo and Juliet, really. I loved it! The part that freaked me out is when Paris (around 40 or so) wanted to marry Juliet.

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Helen said...

Look at you getting all 'Romeo and Juliet' again. You do it so well!

Berowne said...

My thanks to kathew, Crystal Mary, Rinkly Rimes and Derrick for their comments.

Tumblewords: said...

One of the finest romances!

Berowne said...

It's also great to have the interest of Jingle, Book B. Dog, gautami, Gabriela, Hemant, S Matsui and Helen -- thanks.

alex said...

i remember reading that in school
):)(:(

Marilyn said...

Wonderful words, I loved them so much.

Reflections said...

One of the truly romantic tales that remain a classic tale no matter the era.

Jim Swindle said...

Thanks for those lines. Reading "Romeo and Juliet" in school so many years ago was a chore. Reading these lines from it now is a pleasure. It's amazing how we change in ways that we don't even realize.

Kristen Haskell said...

Such sweet memories your post brings me. My very first introduction as a young girl to Romeo and Juliet was the film staring Olivia Hussey. It was magical to me then as it still is now. Thank you for the wonderful reminder.

R. Burnett Baker said...

I, too, read it many many years ago, but don't remember that passage. It's really very beautiful!

Rick

kathi harris said...

Yes, Romeo & Juliet was a great love story.

Angie Muresan said...

Romeo and Juliet is one of my favorite love stories of all times. Very nice, sir.

Dianne said...

Great take on the prompt...

Berowne said...

Dianne: "Great take on the prompt..."
What a generous comment; thanks, Dianne.

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

You romantic devil you. Reciting poetry to us all.
QMM

steveroni said...

L O V E Shakespeare, I DO! Thank you for 'Magging' Romeo and Juliet. Very good Mag. Thanks.

Mine just arrived, something about Paul Revere with a cell phone

willow said...

You know I love this. Perfect.

Berowne said...

willow: "You know I love this. Perfect."
Thanks. And btw, what a great Manor Ball, willow; congratulations.

Berowne said...

What a lineup!: tumblewords, alex, Marilyn, Reflections, Jim S, Kristen H, Rick, kathy, Angie, daylily and steveroni. My thanks for dropping by and for your commeents.

Carrie Burtt said...

Gotta love Romeo and Juliet...brilliantly beautiful Berowne! :-)

Pat said...

Even without the words it is fantastic. I saw it in New York with Nuryev and Fonteyn. (The Ballet) Unforgettable. They were like two birds soaring and plummeting.

Caty said...

Love Romeo and Juliet..."oh that I were a glove upon that hand..." a favorite line of mine! "A rose by any other name is still a rose" is my absolute favorite line, though.

ds said...

So beautiful. Thank you.

Lena said...

I feel bad I didn't quite enjoy Shakespeare as my son's did. But yes, even I love the young romantics story. Particularly like the ballet.

 
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