Postcards from Paradise: Holy Palmer’s Kiss
Len Whiting and Olivia Hussey in Franco Zeffirelli ‘s Romeo and Juliet (1968)
All Creation is Sacred, so this Palm Sunday, I thought that I would recall the beauty and innocence of those first moments of Eternal Romance between Romeo and His Juliet as they tryst at the ball, cloaking youthful flirtation in the chaste vocabulary of Pilgrimage, Prayer and Palming.
O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear;
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!
So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows,
As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows.
The measure done, I'll watch her place of stand,
And, touching hers, make blessed my rude hand.
Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight!
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.
~Act I, Scene 5 Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
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