Saturday, July 23, 2005

My Scorpio Rising sometimes needs this reminder...

The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God's
When mercy seasons justice.

~ The Merchant of Venice Act 4, Scene 1 - by
William Shakespeare


3 comments:

Mountain Murphy said...

Jericho I do say your summer reading is rather deep! Next thing we know you'll be writting poetry!

Jericho said...

Ah, yes.. The Bard and I are well acquainted. To bark, or not to bark... that is the question!

JiminyCricket81 said...

I must say that I do love Portia...I performed that monologue for Opera Theatre Workshop way back in the day.

Perhaps we should have a poem of the week blog? :)

I'm missing you!