Shakespeare versus Textsphere

In April, I had the pleasure of seeing Romeo and Juliet at the Citadel Theatre. The iconic love story of two teenage star-crossed lovers made me curious to mix Shakespearian language with what I imagined today’s texting teens might create. This is what I came up with.

 

Romeo: Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes

Juliet:   Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes

“O Romeo, Romeo. Wherefore art thou Romeo?”

Romeo: WYWH

“If I profane with my unworthy hand this holy shrine

The gentle sin is this:

My lips two blushing pilgrims, ready stand

To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.”

Juliet: I  Purple Heart  U

“And all my fortunes at thy foot I’ll lay

And follow thee my lord throughout the world.”

Romeo: 4EAE

“Call me but love,

And I’ll be new baptis’d.”

I  Purple Heart  U2

Juliet: SWAK       Kiss Mark

“Good night, good night!

Parting is such sweet sorrow.

That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

Romeo: TTYL

HAK

Juliet: XOXO

 

  • All quotes were written by William Shakespeare
  • WYWH wish you were here
  • 4EAE forever and ever
  • SWAK sealed with a kiss
  • TTYL talk to you later
  • HAK hugs and kisses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thread unravelling

 

I noticed a thread unravelling on my old, wool sweater

It seemed harmless at the time

That one thread unravelling.

It caught on a nail on the garden shed,

And I watched most of my right sleeve unravel

I couldn’t fix it.

It seemed harmless at the time—

That one thread unravelling

Later on, it turned out not to be so.