Friday, May 20, 2011
The One on Oh Romeo, Oh Romeo
No matter how sleepy or full of homework I am, I will always have time to read and post, so here I am. :) Thank you for bearing with my absence this beautiful month of May.
We're reading Romeo and Juliet in class. Interestingly enough, it has been a great let-down. I love Shakespeare, and tolerate love stories fairly well. (I did not cry with Gone with the Wind because of the love storyyyy! It was because Melanie died, duh. I don't know what my position on love stories is, in fact.)
I remember reading A Midsummer Night's Dream and being much more impressed than this. Oh well.
I have, however, highlighted some passages worthy of mentioning:
Lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow,
That tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops-
O, swear not by the moon, th' inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy prove likewise variable.
My ears have yet not drunk a hundred words
Of thy tongue's uttering, yet I know the sound.
Patience perforce with willful choler meeting
Makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting.
I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall,
Now seeming sweet, convert to bitt'res gall.
O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear-
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.
So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows
As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows.
The measure done, I'll watch her place of stand
And, touching hers, make blesséd my rude hand.
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight,
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.