365 Days of Shakespeare

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196. Shakespeare Tattoo Week, Day Three

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Today’s tattoo comes from Act I, scene I of Romeo and Juliet:

Alas, that love, whose view is muffled still,
Should, without eyes, see pathways to his will!
Where shall we dine? O me! What fray was here?
Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.
Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.
Why, then, O brawling love! O loving hate!
O any thing, of nothing first create!
O heavy lightness! serious vanity!
Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms!
Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire,
sick health!
Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!
This love feel I, that feel no love in this.
Dost thou not laugh?

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Written by Caroline Mincks

April 15, 2010 at 9:16 PM

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