Monday, October 5, 2015

SHAKESPEARE AND THE MAGIC OF CONNECTION

I am including a poem I wrote recently to share the magic of an evening when we went to a Shakespeare play (actually NOT Midsummer Night's Dream)--though there will probably be another blog entry about a production of that play that was twenty years in the making--and the music, the enchantment of Shakespeare and the embrace of the warm night spun into poetic flight.

MIDSUMMER EVE IN TOWN


Stars shimmied down
infinitesimal tendrils of light
crowding close
and wrapping the indigo
sky around our shoulders.

I told my husband I loved the music
woven through Shakespeare
and a young man walking ahead
turned around and said,
“Thank you.  I wrote it,”
and he was as near
as the gathering stars

and warm breath of the night.

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