Tuesday, January 17, 2012

D17 - The love I bear thee + Cracked

It's funny how your influences are ingrained within you from the oddest sources. Most people who know me well, know that I like to write lyrics. I used to have hip-hop groups here and in Japan many moons ago. One reason I enjoy writing is word play, finding a clever way to get your point across without blatantly expressing the thought. A master at this technique was Shakespeare:

This is a passage from Romeo and Juliet, when Tybalt confront Romeo. Tybalt: "Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this; thou art a villain."

My mom gave me her Riverside Shakespeare book long ago, but prior to that, my siblings and I grew up to her reading it, watching plays & movies from his works, and hearing her recite and breakdown the meaning of the passages. Henry VIII is one of my favorites.

The point of this post circles back to my love of language and literature from this period. This has influenced the way I write my own passages, though in a slightly modern form. Enjoy that aspect of my upbringing and as a way of saying thanks I am passing this on to my daughter.


Oh, and fun with a egg shells.

Ja mata,


denise harrison said...

thanks--my favorite is still Henry V

I remember when the three witches from Macbeth were the scariest characters you all had ever met.