Sunday, June 17, 2007

She walks in beauty... or does she?!

{This post is a 'reply' to one of Athena's posts on Lord Byron's famous poem - you can navigate to that original post by clicking here.}

Aaaahhh Lord Byron! And such a sweet, dulcet poem! While others might believe he wrote such beautiful words out of love, I have a slightly different interpretation... hehe. I think that the good Lord was too much of a gentleman to call a spade a spade - Luckily 'reticence' is not a problem that ever plagued Shakespeare!

Here I offer what, IMHO, Lord Byron actually might have liked to say:

The wiles and guiles that women work,
Dissembled with an outward show,
The tricks and toys that in them lurk,
The cock that treads them shall not know.
Have you not heard it said full oft,
A woman's nay doth stand for nought?

Think women still to strive with men,
To sin and never for to saint:
There is no heaven, by holy then,
When time with age doth them attaint.
Were kisses all the joys in bed,
One woman would another wed.

Hehehe! Aaahhh women - they will be the death of us all! :)


Athena said...

Is this after John Falstaff of Henry IV fame? Quite a loveable character, ain't he? ;-)

(I had liked the theft scene in part 1)

Anyways, thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog! Appreciate your time and interest :-)

The Falstaffian said...

Ohh yeah - he would be the one! And I don't know if I was going for "lovable" really, but if you insist! ;)

I quite enjoyed that entire play - although my favorite part was somewhere towards the climax... Act 4 or 5... when Falstaff gives his monologue on "honor" - scathing realism... a perfect example of the cynicism that defines his character.

And you are very welcome! :) It's never really a bother to muster either time or interest to read intriguing thoughts on topics as disconnected as 'shaadi' and 'collegiate rivalry'! Hehe! :) I am looking forward to your next post!

P.S. On second thoughts, 'shaadi' and 'collegiate rivalry' might not be all that disconnected after all! Atleast not if you have had a chance to read 'Old Love' from Jeffrey Archer's 'A Quiver Full Of Arrows'; he sure makes them seem plausibly conjoined! This one comes highly recommended - barring some tales by O.Henry and Dahl, this is probably my favoritest short story EVER! :)