Saturday, June 7, 2008

Since once I sat upon a promontory,
And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back
Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,
That the rude sea grew civil at her song,
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres
To hear the sea-maid's music.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2. 1

O, when she's angry, she is keen and shrewd!
She was a vixen when she went to school;
And though she be but little, she is fierce.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, 3. 2

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet
Are of imagination all compact.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, 5. 1

The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve;
Lovers, to bed; 'tis almost fairy time.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, 5. 1

If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, 5. 1


Annie Coe said...

I love it! Thank you for the reminder :-).

Mamacita said...

Mmmm, I love that.

kerri said...

Beautiful, I love to visit here...

Relyn said...

I love that you posted this today. Last night Jeffrey and I took Sloane and several of his journalism students to Shakespeare in the Park. It was community theater at its finest. We laughed and laughed while we enjoyed Midsummer Night's Dream. Best of all, we created several new Shakespeare fans.

FishermansDaughter said...

This is one of my favorite plays - so many fun memories of being a "faerie" *sigh*