The Moon and Romeo

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But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the mischievous moon,
Who has me soon sick and pale with want,
That thou her maid art before me as sweet:
Be not my meat, since I am ravenous;
Her vestal livery is but sick and green
No choice have I to wear it; cast self off.
It is my lady, O, it is my love!
O, that she knew my fate!
She speaks yet I hear pulsing: what of that?
Her eye discourses; I will savor it.
I am too bold, ’tis not to me that speaks:
Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,
Having some business, do entreat her eyes
To distract in their spheres till I transform.
What if her eyes were there, they in her hand?
The brightness of her blood would shame those stars,
As daylight doth a lamp; her life in heaven
Would through the air arc, spurt so bright
That wolves would howl and think it were a delight.
See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O, that I were a mortal man again,
That I not eat that cheek!

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Shamelessly lifted right from the original text and only ever-so-slightly tweaked to convey a different message. So, the flow and rhythm of it are almost entirely that of the bard. All I did was replace a few words here and there to change the meaning.

  2. Avatar Abstract

    And change it you did!

    Considering how Shakespeare’s in the public domain, that’s perfectly all right. I daresay that few would have been able to pull it off as effectively as you have! Nice work!


  3. Avatar Ridcully Calvert

    I loved this!

  4. Avatar RockPaperScissors

    That was fantastic. Awesome job.

  5. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    THX strikes again. awesome!

  6. Avatar invisibility_disability

    so. Romeo’s a werewolf? and Juliet is a zombie? or is she normal. I loved this, since it’s a Shakespeare takeoff, but I’m actually sort of confused. :\

  7. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    To clarify, Romeo is a werewolf bemoaning the fact that he will likely eat the still normal and mortal Juliet as the sun sets and moon rises.

  8. Avatar Marli

    I was reading along enjoying the bards work but it suddenly dawned on me what had taken place. Bravo .This was so well done.

  9. Avatar Abstract

    This idea was so good that I decided to try my hand at one!

  10. Avatar stargazer1960

    Icky, in a good way. Bet some of my high school students would prefere this.

  11. Avatar Melia

    Thou hast created a veritable feast for the eyes :)

  12. Avatar Anonymuncule

    If only Juliette’s family were werewolf hunters…..

  13. Avatar DoItForScience

    heh heh heh, I’m with Dark Hillbilly