Author of Historical Family Sagas

FAIRIES HAVE DREAMS TOO (A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM)

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If
“Lovers and madmen had such seething brains”
and plays within plays were merely for game—
Why then, did fairies bother to change
Misguided pranks into reality again?

Or
If Helena had befriended Hermia
While their two lovers chased;
Would another mismatch have transpired
Once they awoke from their hate?

And when
Lovers slept abandoned and apart,
Was Puck’s magic potion dispensed
To mollify mortal love’s disaster—
So three couples marriage could commence?

Or
Was it because
Oberon received the changeling child?
And in exchange relieved the mischief making.
Or, does a starry-eyed elf have another choice
But to right a wrong before reality’s awakening?

~Deb Larson
First place, poetry
Kamelian ‘86
Kishwaukee College

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3 Comments

  1. Angie Koontz on July 29, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Beautiful!

  2. Deb Larson on July 29, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    I hope you enjoyed the above poem…I wrote it while in taking a Shakespeare class in college, long, long ago. I’m not much for writing poetry but occasionally the mood strikes and I have to write it down.
    How about your?
    Do you enjoy writing poetry? Or reading it?
    Let me know.
    DL

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