Daily Photo Reprise: But, Soft! What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?

black cat on windowsill
Giuseppe gazes toward the east.

It is the east, and Mademoiselle Daisy Emerald is the sun.*

. . . . . . .

So sorry, Mr. Shakespeare, to use lines from your play,
but my ebony love, with eyes of emerald and the name of a precious flower
lives in far Verona
and soon will move even farther…

Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight!
For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.*

I must amuse myself with my useless brothers, and spend time with my gentle Mama Mimi
to assuage my grief at knowing she is so far away.

See how she leans her face upon her [paw].
O that I were a glove upon that [paw]
That I might touch that cheek!*

And my heart would burst with holding all my love inside until I hear from her again.

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.*

But I know that my enchanting feline maiden,
when I sing through the big north window to the northeast
she will still hear me on the wind
and we will rest under the same sky.

A time for us, some day there’ll be…**

And I can dream that I am there by her side in that quiet place.

…peace and quiet and open air, wait for us, somewhere…***

Good night, my most precious and beautiful Mademoiselle,
You are the flower of my springtime, dearest Marguerite, and the gems of your eyes like the Emerald in your name.

Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.*

I see you in the stars.

Nuzzles and Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, my sweetest gem.


. . . . . . .

*These lines are from Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, including the title of this post.

**This line is from the American lyric added to Nino Rota’s 1968 movie score for Romeo and Juliet.

***This line is from the song “Somewhere” sung in Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Take some time, indulge in all three, and, I might add, John Madden’s 1998 Shakespeare in Love.



Read about Mlle. Daisy Emerald and the long-distance affaire between the mature French-Canadian feline lady and the young American opera star.

They so enjoy writing florid Victorian-style letters to each other, sometimes the poets, sometimes the artists, sometimes the bonneted Mlle. Daisy Emerald and the beplumed Giuseppe Verdi in their Revolutionary roles.


Giuseppe’s useless human apologizes for not getting this magic message posted on the actual anniversaire, which is June 9. Giuseppe is sure he beloved will never speak to him again and I am under surveillance for possible correction if she indeed does not, but I have assured him that her heart is true. This is their third anniversary! You can read last year’s magic message here and their first anniversary too.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo Reprise: But, Soft! What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?

  • June 11, 2014 at 1:37 pm


    dood….ewe knead ta rite a book…seer ee iz lee !!!


    when it comes ta loves heer….we think trout 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


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