waxingcrescents

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"Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle." - Lewis Carroll

oh, to live with friends in a renovated french castle with a labyrinth

i write mediocre poetry about love and other lies

she/her

Message to Readers

In other words: Men. *eye roll*

romeo, romeo, wherefore didst thou go?

October 16, 2020

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romeo, romeo, wherefore didst thou go?
thine descendants know not the cascading waterfall of juliet's laugh
nor the ethereal golden lustre to her hair;
no, these simple headed boys look only to the sway of her hips
and the slip of her neckline
and romeo, romeo, thy juliet is frightened
men from children nothing differ

romeo, romeo, taketh her to a faraway place
where women may find liberation from these fools
wandering souls she beckoneth from her balcony
but they serenade her no more, no
her creeping ivy they hath started to climb
and no longer doth they compare her to a summer's day
from this midsummer night they have stolen all quality of dream
 
Oh, Shakespeare. What a guy.

Allusions in this poem:

Romeo, Juliet: Characters from Romeo and Juliet
"Men from children nothing differ": Line from Much Ado About Nothing
Reference to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Spin on the line "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" from Shakespeare's famous poem, Sonnet 18

Lowercase intentional.

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  • crystalline•galaxies

    this is simply fabulous. i am quite a shakespeare fan myself, and this piece made me extraordinarily happy. thank you ever so much for your sweet comment, by the way.


    4 months ago
  • Dmoral

    yES, i love Shakespeare references and nowadays they seem so hard to find. gosh, love this !!!


    4 months ago