Romeo and Juliet

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A burst of brilliant red,
her lips under the clouds trimmed with golden light
compare to sundown blushing—
communal pressures, rudiment of a fork of fingers
segregating
what was, what is and becomes crucial to live,
they have no grounds; a lover’s imagination is innocently formed.

It’s simple enough; not sly, nor artful,
nor cunning
comes to mind when deeply immersed in this tale of love and loss,
and perhaps never will—
a rousing ocean breeze and desires unbreathed
stir the memory;
his mouth hushed by beauty
unimaginable
gives rise to a hundred million odes and sonnets.

Who doesn’t hear the wind?
Spring showers,
broken limbs that defy despotism; I wonder if love will ever falter?
Serenading under the moon,
mournful murmurs of a heart enslaved is
and remains
up to this day a concept timeless; I tip my hat to the Bard.

 

 

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Day Twenty-Three ~ Let’s tip our hats to the bard

“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true
beauty till this night.” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Skylover Wordlist: Cunning 💝

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Comments

  1. That’s absolutely wonderful! Makes me tip my own hat to the Bard all over again – and also, very much so, to you!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  2. Kerry says:

    True beauty indeed! The perfect choice for this William Shakespeare Day!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  3. I couldn’t choose just one play, even though Romeo and Juliet is one of my favourites, Sanaa. I love how you’ve interpreted Romeo’s soliloquy in this poem. I especially love the lines:
    ‘a rousing ocean breeze and desires unbreathed
    stir the memory;
    his mouth hushed by beauty
    unimaginable
    gives rise to a hundred million odes and sonnets.’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  4. Ellecee says:

    A beautiful interpretation of the Bard’s words. I love this play and your words give it justice.👏❣️🌹🙏

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ellecee 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  5. Beautiful poetry on this day of Shakespeare

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

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