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!”
1 year ago