Friday, June 20, 2008

Poetry Friday: Shakespeare: Puck

I thought I'd share one of my favorite bits from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream:


If we shadows have offended,

Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
if you pardon, we will mend:
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck a liar call;
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.

Animaniacs YouTube clip

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Anonymous said...

Cute idea, giving the verse and the translation.

It's always amazing to me when I hear Shakespeare how quickly the ear adjusts and comprehends.

Your new header is nice, too!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering how they were going to fit Robin in at the end. Very's been a long time since I've seen the Animaniacs. Thanks.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

Puck has always been my favorite Shakespeare character. Thanks for posting this!