incomparable till today. My first acquaintance with him was the sonnet
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day. Since then, his works have
never stopped fascinating me. This excerpt from Romeo and Juliet
for example, is a sonnet, in a form of a conversation between
Romeo and Juliet after meeting each other for the first time.
ROMEO [To JULIET.]
93If I profane with my unworthiest hand
94This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this:
95My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
96To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
101 Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?
102 Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer.
105 Saints do not move, though grant for prayers' sake.
Should I put 21PL for this post? ;p
106 Then move not, while my prayer's effect I take.
Yes, the poem is about Romeo asking Juliet's permission to
kiss her, but I am really amazed with the analogy, as if Juliet
is a shrine, and he is a pilgrim.
Simply amazing and romantic <3<3