Midsummer Night’s Dream, Part 1

White flowers on tree

Over hill, over dale,
Through bush, through brier,
Over park, over pale,
Through flood, through fire,
I do wander everywhere
Swifter than the moon’s sphere;
And I serve the fairy queen.
To dew her orbs upon the green
.
The cowslips tall her pensioners be:
In their gold coats spots you see
Those be rubies, fairy favours
,
In those freckles live their savours:
I must go seek some dewdrops here
And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.
Farewell, thou lob of spirits; I’ll be gone:
Our queen and all our elves come here anon.

Notes:

Happy Friday!

This is Part 1 of 3 of my Shakespeare Quotes offered for the 3-Day Quote Challenge, thanks to an invitation by Marlyn at Kintal. I am bid to thank my challenger, offer three quotes in three days and pass the challenge along to three others. Instead of putting anyone on the spot: if you comment here and express interest, you’re invited to participate and link to my post.

This is also offered for Poetry Friday, this week hosted by A Year of Reading.

Poetry Friday with kids

For a midsummer fairy tale, click here. Have a great weekend!

23 thoughts on “Midsummer Night’s Dream, Part 1

  1. Pingback: Midsummer At Last | Friendly Fairy Tales
  2. Your poetry was superbly written and a great beginning to the collection of Midsummer quotations, Brenda.
    **(A morning Meadow Lark and you are also a Night Owl. . .)

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