Friday, May 04, 2012

from Romeo and Juliet

I got chocolate today, and the wrapper had a poem on it:

O! she doth teach the torches to burn bright.
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like 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 blessed my rude hand.
Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! 
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.

--William Shakespeare

1 comment:

JCrew Mama said...

How lovely!!! We have been doing much more Shakespeare lately thanks to planning. ;) We were reading in Little Britches tonight and he and his family would act out Shakepeare's plays on winter evenings. His sister liked "The Merchant of Venice" best because she liked to be Portia, but he like doing "Julius Caesar" because he liked to be Caesar and be murdered at the Capitol! Ha! Love it!!!