My favorite book

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


My favorite part of my favorite book.
I've read it more times than I can remember,

I used to have the book on me
all the time, during high school and university...
and was something I've kept to myself,
most of the things I do I share...
especially with my family.

But Romeo and Juliet is like home to me,
I know the lines, how they talk and why...
and I like the fact that almost everyone out there
can't understand it,
because most people have no clue what it feels like
to find true love.

So...
my favorite part

It's very clever and yes Master Will is a genius...



ROMEO
If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this:
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.

JULIET
Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
Which mannerly devotion shows in this;
For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch,
And palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss.

ROMEO
Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?

JULIET
Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer.

ROMEO
O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do;
They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.

JULIET
Saints do not move, though grant for prayers' sake.

ROMEO
Then move not, while my prayer's effect I take.
Thus from my lips, by yours, my sin is purged.

JULIET
Then have my lips the sin that they have took.

ROMEO
Sin from thy lips? O trespass sweetly urged!
Give me my sin again.

JULIET
You kiss by the book.


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