A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Lysander’s Message to Hermia before their escape

Published: Monday, 18 March 2013 Written by Shekina Moise

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM:

LYSANDER’S MESSAGE TO HERMIA BEFORE THEIR ESCAPE

 

If we were to escape this night

Into a forest of dreams

And if upon my eyes, a sprite!

Would juice his magical leaves

 

If when I open my eyes, sweetest dear,

My heart would still be closed

To you, my one-and-only true love

Yet to another disclosed

 

If when I wake away from you

As far you had me stay

I loved another so desperate

And you would cry so grey

 

And imagine in this same forest here

All of nature is at war

The King and Queen at each other tear

For a changeling boy of four

 

But Love is not the mender of all

As you will soon see

That enemies are enemies after all

And for her a fight will be

 

But worry not, true love will win

And order restored again

By Theseus and a little magic

Despite the mischief of a hobgoblin!

 

So I ask you dear, holding you tight

Though confusing this tale might spin

Will you run with me this warmed night?

Away from your father’s din?

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