But wait, what’s that light in the window over there? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Rise up, beautiful sun, and kill the jealous moon . The moon is already sick and pale with grief because you, Juliet, her maid, are more beautiful than she.
Romeo breaks into the Capulet garden and sees Juliet standing outside her bedroom on her balcony. Juliet is unaware that Romeo is near.
Oh, it is my love. Oh, I wish she knew how much I love her. She’s talking, but she’s not saying anything. So what?
Romeo is admiring Juliet from afar; talking about her beauty and how desperate he is to be with her.
Oh, speak again, bright angel. You are as glorious as an angel tonight.
Juliet doesn't know Romeo can hear her as she complains about their feuding families and how much she wants to be with him.
Oh, Romeo, Romeo, why do you have to be Romeo? Forget about your father and change your name. Or else, if you won’t change your name, just swear you love me and I’ll stop being a Capulet.
I trust your words. Just call me your love, and I will take a new name. From now on I will never be Romeo again.
Why do you hide in the darkness and listen to my private thoughts? How did you get in here? And why did you come? The orchard walls are high, and it’s hard to climb over them. If any of my relatives find you here they’ll kill you because of who you are.
Romeo reveals that he has been listening to Juliet and for her to be with him. Juliet asks how he was able to enter.
The darkness will hide me from them. And if you don’t love me, let them find me here. I’d rather they killed me than have to live without your love. Love showed me the way. I’m not a sailor, but if you were across the farthest sea, I would risk everything to gain you.
Romeo expresses his love to Juliet, which she responds to quite flustered; asking him if he loves her.
You can’t see my face because it’s dark out. Otherwise, you’d see me blushing about the things you’ve heard me say tonight. I would be happy to keep up good manners and deny the things I said. But forget about good manners. Do you love me? I know you’ll say “yes,” and I’ll believe you.
I hope you sleep peacefully. I wish I were Sleep and Peace, so I could spend the night with you. Now I’ll go see my priest, to ask for his help and tell him about my good luck.
Juliet believes that Romeo truly does love her and so when Romeo asks her to marry him, they both organise it for the next day.
Romeo continues to admire Juliet's beauty from afar
If your intentions as a lover are truly honorable and you want to marry me, send me word tomorrow. I’ll send a messenger to you, and you can pass on a message telling me where and when we’ll be married. I’ll lay all my fortunes at your feet and follow you, my lord, all over the world.