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