So star-crossed

Someone in Verona let the doge out:

What light. So breaks. Such east. Very sun. Wow, Juliet.
What Romeo. Such why. Very rose. Still rose.
Very balcony. Such climb.
Much love. So Propose. Wow, marriage.
Very Tybalt. Much stab. What do?
Such exile. Very Mantua. Much sad.
So, priest? Much sleeping. Wow, tomb.
Such poison. What dagger. Very dead. Wow, end.

(Originally a collaborative Tumblr effort; via this Georganna Hancock tweet.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    7 February 2014 · 9:39 am

    Verily, I laugheth.

  2. Georganna Hancock (@GLHancock) »

    7 February 2014 · 9:49 am

    Thanks everso for the cred!

    Less intellectually taxing, equally amusing, is the GEICO TV ad in which The Mage reveals the oldest joke in the book.

    Madest thou look! 8-)

  3. McGehee »

    7 February 2014 · 9:58 am

    What Shakespeare.

  4. Brian J. »

    8 February 2014 · 6:43 am

    There was no doge of Verona. However, there was a Doge of Venice.

  5. CGHill »

    8 February 2014 · 11:47 am

    Yeah, I know — I did in fact look it up — but otherwise I’d have had to rewrite the opening, and it sounded too good.

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