A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover and the poet
Are of imagination all compact:
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold,
That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic,
Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt:
The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.”
William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night’s Dream

The whole play is a bit long to post here, so I suggest you get it here.

1 Response

  1. June 24, 2017

    […] PS: Since it doesn’t really qualify as a folk or fairy-tale, but is somehow fits as well, I also recently posted some verses from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. […]

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