friday feast: guess who’s looking at you?

On this brisk and beautiful autumn day, a little feast for the eyes. Ladies, brace yourselves.

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THE LOOK
by Sara Teasdale

Strephon kissed me in the spring,
Robin in the fall,
But Colin only looked at me
And never kissed at all.

Strephon’s kiss was lost in jest,
Robin’s lost in play,
But the kiss in Colin’s eyes
Haunts me night and day.

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I love this little gem by Sara Teasdale. It’s light, lyrical, flirty, and touches on the essence of romance. I am reminded of Charlotte Brontë, whose primary literary theme was unrequited love. The “what might have been’s” and the fantasies surrounding an idealized love often make for a better story with its inherent longing and suspense, setting the stage for a good old-fashioned chase.

The question now is, has anyone ever given you “the look”?

While you’re pondering that, let’s look some more at Mr. Firth looking at us. Put your bibs on to catch all the drool. 🙂

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hotTEA of the week: benedict cumberbatch

“The more charming person is the person who admits the other person is more charming.” (Benedict Cumberbatch)

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hotTEA of the week: daniel craig

“I’ve never really had a desire to do Shakespeare. For me, it’s just too many lines.” ~ Daniel Craig

 

“Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.” ~ the Bard

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hotTEA of the week: ralph fiennes

“I have grown up loving Shakespeare.” ~ Ralph Fiennes

Warmer now?  🙂

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20 good reasons to love colin firth

1. Exceptionally good at what he does

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2. Looks good wet

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3. Or dry

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4. Intense

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5. Disarming

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