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Love Beautiful Books Life



In SHAKESPEARE's 'Romeo and Juliet' there is a passage in which Lady
Capulet ,talking to Juliet, compares the young lover's face to a most
captivating book and invites her to read in it with delight. This
precious book of love-lover, to be absolutely complete, 'only lacks a
cover':

Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face,
And find delight writ there with beauty's pen.
Examine every married lineament,
And see how one another lends content,
And what obscured in this fair volume lies
Find written in the margin of his eyes.
This precious book of love, this unbound lover,
To beautify him, only lacks a cover.
The fish lives in the sea, and 'tis much pride
For fair without the fair within to hide.
That book in many's eyes doth share the glory
That in golden clasps locks in the story.
So shall you share all that he doth possess,
By having him making yourself no less.


This metaphor by the greatest Poet confirms the idea that beautiful
books, in other words ART, come into existence if we are moved by love.
Plus, love makes us all walk around at least 10 centimetres above
ground!
                                         Rezan




--
Rezan Peya Gökçen,
rgokcen@uoguelph.ca
http://ugalumni.uoguelph.ca/~rgokcen/Turkish_Bookarts

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