What Is Love? – Circa 1994 and 2011

Majid Ali

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Midwinter Day’s Images


A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Circa 1594

It proposes that love is a dream, or perhaps a vision; that it is absurd, irrational, a delusion, or, perhaps, on the other hand, a transfiguration; that is doomed to be momentary, (“So quick bright things come to confusion” [1.1.151]0, and it constitutes at the same time the proper foundation for lifelong marriage.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, page 182. Folger Shakespeare Library

Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, New York 1993


A Midwinter Day’s View – Circa 2011

                                                          Love is to celebrate,

                                                          A crystal without creed,

                                                          A dew drop without color,

                                                         A raven without race,

                                                         A river without religion.

Drone Democracy page 64

Canary 21 Press (2011), New York

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