In thrones, on stages, love in pages rent

Drawn into, dragged, all for two lovers’ sake.

The gathering tumult, swelling hearts’ swept

To ruin, shattered lives in passions’ wake.

What they strive for in life, some get in death.

Embers stoking spirits’ fiery flames

Ships asail, black or white? Berries? thread?

Against friend, station, vows, shall lose their names

Disjointed souls in caskets side by side

By sword, potion, venomed fangs of an asp,

In heaven, the promise in the divine

They wait for a return, beyond their grasp

What care I , the world, as destruction rips

From pennies to sovereigns, for kissing lips.

 

 

 

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Drafts and interworkings:

2) Last bit of musings:

Must our hearts mirror these epic chapters?

Is true love destined for such disasters?

Such high antics, a play for kissing lips

Where everything crashes and rips?

Penny to a sovereign, for kissing lips

The Torrent! Come waves! Come crashing! Blasts! Rips!

Waves come crashing, ‘gainst everything rips

Such high antics, a play for kissing lips

Defy, rail ‘gainst the world for kissing lips

True love blinds all the world for kissing lips

 

What care I , the world, as  destruction rips

 

Initial idea:

1) ‘Gainst a name, truest frient, swept, stolen, held( Romeo and Juliet, Adultery)

In thrones, on stages, love in pages rent(Tristan, Arthur, Antony)

Armies in ruin, Trojan, Sparta, all of England swept

To their ruin, reunited, shattered lives in their wake

Armies in ruin, Trojan, Sparta, all of England swept(Paris and Helen, Antony and Cleopatra)

(Adultry, Breaking Vows, Passion)Love breathing oxygen to a fire’s flame(Arthur-Lancelot/Guinevere, Agamemnon-Clytmestra/Aegisthus, Mark of Cornwall-Tristan/Iseult. Menalaus-Paris/Helen)

Save for ships asail, black or white, yarn spinners, needle, thread (Tristan & Isolt, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty)

Who wait patiently, devout, awaiting return of their loved one (Odysseus, all)

What they want in life, some get in death (Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Iseult, Pyramis and Thisbe, Antony and Cleopatra)

By sword, potion, poisoned weapon, asp, broken heart

Disjointed souls, vaulted to heaven, escape to heaven as quickly as they can,  or in caskets side by side

In eternity, the promise of togetherness in the divine

Does this one true love, set such course for disaster

Where two exist as one, with no such love ever after

Must heart’s truest love tear from the same chapter?

What lowely vassel, peasant, yeoman, trades enlist in this charade.

Should I like, a mortal soul , enlist in this charade?

The tales:

Anthony and Cleoptra, tied in death by sword and asp POLITICAL FIGURES, MALE KILLS FIRST, THEN FEMALE, FAMILIES/CULTURES DON’T ALLOW. THEY LOVE.

Lancelot and Guinnevere, adulterous lovers, their sin, made them separate outcasts CHIVALRY, BEST FRIEND’S WIFE, ADULTURY, EACH SECUND TO THEIR OWN DESERTED PLACE, VAGABOND, MONESTARY, BREAKS THE CHIVARLIC CODE. THEY LOVE.

Romeo and Juliet at first sight, YOUNG LOVE, FIRST LOVE, MALE KILLS FIRST THEN FEMALE. POLITICAL, FAMILIES/CULTURES DON’T ALLOW. THEY LOVE.

Iseult, Isolde, 2 sails love and betrayal, ADULTURY, BEST FRIEND’S WIFE, USES SECOND WOMAN WHO IS A MIRROR OF FIRST LOVE, PROJECTS THAT LOVE ON ANOTHER IN ITS PLACE, DYING, AWAITS WORD TO SEE HER OWN LAST TIME, IF WHITE SAIL YES, BLACK SAIL NO, TIMING IS OFF, AND HE SEES BLACK SAIL AND DIES, UNREQUITED LOVE.

Paris and Helena, stolen, abducted spark the Trojan War. SHE IS STOLEN. HELD CAPTIVE AGAINST HER WILL. POLITICAL. ENTIRE COUNTRIES GO TO WAR, ENTIRE ARMIES DIE BECAUSE OF THEIR ACTIONS. TROJANS(GREEK/TROY/ HELEN AND MENALAUS) AND SPARTANS(GREEK/SPARTA/PARIS). SHE IS REUNITED WITH HER LOVE.

Odysseus and Penelope, after so long gone, wait, pine, return, 20 years, worth waiting for. HE REMAINS FAITHFUL EVEN ON ISLAND OF CALYPSO. NEVERENDING FAITH, DEVOUT, RETURN TO HIS LOVE. SHE ALSO FENDS OFF SUITORS TO ALSO BE FAITHFUL. DEVOUT TOGETHER UNTIL REUNITED. REUNITED.

Bonnie and Clyde, outlaws in crime and murder.

Sid and Nancy, star crossed junkies,

Rochester, Mr. Darcy(class), and Heathcliff(outsider/heathen/foreigner), OUTCAST BY CLASS, STATUS, STATION

Layla and Majnun

Pyramis and Thesbe, POLITICAL FAMILIES HATE ONE ANOTHER. THEY ELOPE. HE THINKS SHE HAS BEEN KILLED BY A LION. HE KILLS HIMSELF WITH SWORD, SHE THEN TOO. THEY DIE TOGETHER by the Mulberry tree in death, the blood changed the color of the mulberrys from white to red.

Snow white: Brought to life by a KISS. The one who will deliver one true love can only be by the ONE true act of the KISS, the perfect match, like the sword and the stone. DESTINY. TRUE LOVE IS WRITTEN. FORETOLD. THERE IS PREDESTINATION. GOD ABOVE HAS ANNOINTED OR PRESCRIBED EACH PERSON’S HAPPINESS ON EARTH. MEANT TO BE. FATE. ALL THAT IS TO BE WAS ALREADY WRITTEN.

Rapunzel: Fairy tale, of the resquer, the one to save the female.

Chivalry: she is the reward for his deeds, daring, courtly, jousting, in battle, She is the reward, like property, or the highest value, gotten with the most valor, like our sports, cheerleading, fame, economics and money, etc.

In thrones, on stages, love in pages rent (Tristan, Arthur, Antony)

To their ruin, shattered lives in passion’s wake.

The gathering tumult, armies, swelling hearts swept (Paris and Helen, Antony and Cleopatra)

To their ruin, all for two’s lovers’ sake.

What they strive for in life, some get in death (Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Iseult, Pyramis and Thisbe, Antony and Cleopatra)

Embers stoking to a fiery flame (Arthur-Lancelot/Guinevere, Agamemnon-Clytmestra/Aegisthus, Mark of Cornwall-Tristan/Iseult. Menalaus-Paris/Helen)

Ships asail, black or white, needle, thread? (Odysseus, Snow White, Isolt)

‘Gainst station, status, vows, shall lose their names ( Romeo and Juliet, Adultry)

Disjointed souls in caskets side by side( Rand J)

By sword, potion, venomed fangs of an asp,(Antony and Cleopatra)

In heaven, the promise in the divine

They wait for a return, beyond their grasp

Does this one true love, set such course for disaster

Where two exist as one, with no such love ever after

Must heart’s truest love tear from the same chapter?

What lowely vassel, peasant, yeoman, trades enlist in this charade.

Should I like, a mortal soul , enlist in this charade?

 

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