A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Anyone up for a book? Even if it’s Shakespeare? Of the many classic works of the Bard, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” encapsulates everything Shakespeare had to offer. Wit, romance, story and whimsy; a delightful read.

You can see that the title offers us a few options on how to approach this day’s prompt. You can write about midsummer. Your poem can be about a dream. Or find something in these quotes from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to spark your muse:

But earthlier happy is the rose distilled
Than that which withering on the virgin thorn
Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.

—Theseus’ reminder to Hermia that here on earth married women are happier than unmarried ones.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

—Lysander tells Hermia that they are not the only true lovers who have had troubles.

a sweet-face man; a proper man, as one shall see in a summer’s day.

—Peter Quince’s description of Pyramus. (He is trying to persuade Bottom that only he can play the part of Pyramus.)


Lord, what fools these mortals be!

—Puck’s gleeful comment on the fallings in and out of love of Helena, Hermia, Lysander, and Demetrius.

Make much ado about “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and render thee to some poetry! If you’re feeling “Puckish” , that is!