...it's not dark yet, but it's gettin' there...

May 16, 2007

"Eyes look your last..."

No one says good-bye like Shakespeare.

Why art thou yet so fair? shall I believe
That unsubstantial death is amorous,
And that the lean abhorred monster keeps
Thee here in dark to be his paramour?
For fear of that, I still will stay with thee;
And never from this palace of dim night
Depart again: here, here will I remain
With worms that are thy chamber-maids; O, here
Will I set up my everlasting rest,
And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars
From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last!
Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you
The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss
A dateless bargain to engrossing death!
Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!
Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on
The dashing rocks thy sea-sick weary bark!
Here's to my love!

Posted by Victor, May. 16, 2007 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: Poetry


Thanks Victor! But

"Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!"

Is that a veiled description of my future occupation?

Posted by: annika on May. 16, 2007

Unless your future occupation is "Grim Reaper" rather than "Ambulance Chaser" then no, that is not a veiled reference to your future occupation :~)

Posted by: Victor on May. 16, 2007

i forgot to add the lol!

Posted by: annika on May. 16, 2007

I did a lot of Shakespeare in the Park stuff in the past (I got big laughs as Sir Toby Belch) But I must say I thought that his comedies were much much better than all of this tragedies or histories with the sole exception of Hamlet which can be grand if done right.

Posted by: kyle N on May. 16, 2007

I better not catch you chasing ambulances!!

With your education and background, they will chase you.

Posted by: shelly on May. 16, 2007

You'll excuse me for taking the life metaphorically for a blog. But the blog doesn't need to breathe 15 times a minute like you do. We can meet every 3 months when you have something you want to say. Besides I'll want to find again, Goldilocks, your favorite weapon (not that we at SMERSH need to be specifically prepared). So leave the body out in the open or the blog.

Posted by: michael on May. 16, 2007

Kyle, what I find curious about "Romeo & Juliette" is that it's basically a comedy, until Mercutio dies (and even then, he's dying with a quip on his lips: "Ask for me tomorrow and you'll find me a grave man," if memory serves). After that, it takes a turn to the tragic. Almost makes one think Shakespeare must've been manic-depressive.

IMO, the comedies are fun...but I much prefer the tragedies. Different strokes, dontcha know.

Posted by: Victor on May. 17, 2007