Romeo and Juliet

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“thus with a kiss I die.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Lo! Love’s muted tone thus shades of virginal white
and magnanimous red; laced with endless features
of both calm and dread. Bright with the blood these
lovers have shed; death drifts on with servile breath.

Lo! such potent delights have such vagarious ends;
perhaps virtue is then for youth to spend. Oh pulse
and soul with fervour kiss; bade reminisce joy afore
its grief. Let the world thus know, only fools believe
in bliss.

Give love your soft and perpetual sigh;
Beneath thus deepening shades of sky.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Kerry O'Connor says:

    There really never was a story of more woe than that of Romeo and Juliet. I read it every year (for the last 17 years) to my grade 11 classes, and am struck again and again by the timeless beauty of its poetry, and unique motifs.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Kerry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  2. kaykuala h says:

    Give love your soft and perpetual sigh;
    Beneath thus deepening shades of sky.

    Love is to be treated with lots of respect to be of great benefit!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hank,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  3. Manicddaily says:

    Romeo and Juliet was a very favorite play when young, for many of the reasons you’ve captured here. Thanks, Sanaa–and thanks too for your kind comments. k.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Karin,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  4. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    There is nothing more timeless than Romeo and Juliet… a story told again and again. I see it in the news… Truly this is a tale that can never be forgotten.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  5. Goodness, those last lines are simply gorgeous.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello De Jackson,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  6. Ellecee says:

    I have always enjoyed the story of Romeo and Juliet in all its many guises,,I love your take on it, those last lines a beautiful summation ❤

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Ellecee,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  7. You’ve excelled yourself!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rosemary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  8. CC says:

    I like the incorporation of thought-provoking lines in this, Sanaa…like whether or not virtue really is for youth to spend and if it’s true that “only fools believe in bliss.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello C.C

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  9. ‘only fools believe in bliss’ – that’s a winner. Somehow that kind of perfection tends to be associated with ignorance and blindness. Lovely thoughts.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gemma,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  10. Candy says:

    Such beauty in your words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Candy,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  11. Thotpurge says:

    Only fools believe in bliss- that much is surely true.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Thotpurge,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  12. Old Egg says:

    Tragedy such as theirs failed to prevent the love they had. Better to have loved and lost than never have loved at all. So when you find it hold on tight whatever the difficulties. Better put me in the fools category Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  13. Jae Rose says:

    Better to be a fool and know bliss – really captured the spirit of Shakespeare and the element of love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  14. Lush and beautiful language – terrific imbedded rhymes … lovely

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Pearl,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  15. Oh you have given both Shakespeare, and Romeo and Juliet great voice and beauty….I love the fabulous language used, and the way I felt like I was reading Shakespeare.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Donna,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  16. Mary says:

    Really enjoyed your poetic take on their ill-fated love story, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  17. gillena says:

    “Give love your soft and perpetual sigh;”

    truly that line speaks volumes, when you ponder love it just happens, without you knowing it

    Have a good Sunday Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  18. Marian says:

    Your form and the nod to Shakespeare are perfect together.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Marian,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  19. dsnake1 says:

    Lovely use of language, and great internal rhymes.
    Shakespeare himself would approve! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Dsnake,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  20. Sherry Marr says:

    So beautifully written. One of my faves of yours.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  21. Steve King says:

    R&J is so full of extremes…every scene could give us points of departure for our own inspirations, as you have shown in this piece. I much enjoyed it.
    Steve K.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Steve,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  22. Wendy Bourke says:

    An epic story beautifully retold … the rhyming couplet at the close: lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Wendy,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  23. Well done in the spirit of Shakespeare himself. And I love the concluding line.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Colleen,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  24. Myrna says:

    Shakespeare is proud of inspiring this. His young couple has inspired you to write something so beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Myrna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  25. Elizabeth says:

    Lush and beautiful language. Really well done,

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Elizabeth,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  26. Luk Lei says:

    Brilliant Summation!

    I had to read a couple times as it almost felt as if you wrote it in Iambic Pentameter.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Luk Lei,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  27. Really beautifully written piece. 🙂 I love the internal rhyme, and the style you chose to write it in. I love the Romeo and Juliet story.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Paul,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  28. annell4 says:

    The answer is always love.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Annell,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  29. Sigh…those last lines….beautiful language throughout…so befitting of the tone of Shakespeare.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hannah,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  30. Mark says:

    That “soft and perpetual sigh” is like a kiss, and the kiss in Romeo and Juliet is fraught with such extremes, as is your poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mark,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

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