The wonderful and beautifully-spoken RUSSELL EPONYM will read fae & fantasy poetry for us today at The Magic Tree Reading Spot at Ce Soir. Russell knows poetry and his readings are always a delight. Today, however, will be especially charming, as he reads for us some of the most lovely words to tell of our forest friends…the enchanted fae folk.
Ma mère et ma grand-mère taught me about the fae world when I was small, and I have always loved tales from the enchanted forest. Long ago, it was just outside behind the house…the faeries made a pretty ring around the grounds and bid me come fly with them. It does not take much for me to lapse into sweet reverie…of summer days, lavender-hued hills, and the sweet fragrance of midday rains falling gently through the willows…
I remember many of those tales and cherish them. A favourite? Shakespeare‘s lovely A Midsummer Night’s Dream…
SCENE II. Another part of the wood.
Enter TITANIA, with her train
Come, now a roundel and a fairy song; Then, for the third part of a minute, hence; Some to kill cankers in the musk-rose buds, Some war with rere-mice for their leathern wings, To make my small elves coats, and some keep back The clamorous owl that nightly hoots and wonders At our quaint spirits. Sing me now asleep; Then to your offices and let me rest.
The Fairies sing…
You spotted snakes with double tongue, Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen; Newts and blind-worms, do no wrong, Come not near our fairy queen. Philomel, with melody Sing in our sweet lullaby; Lulla, lulla, lullaby, lulla, lulla, lullaby: Never harm, Nor spell nor charm, Come our lovely lady nigh; So, good night, with lullaby. Weaving spiders, come not here; Hence, you long-legg’d spinners, hence! Beetles black, approach not near; Worm nor snail, do no offence. Philomel, with melody, & c.
Hence, away! now all is well: One aloof stand sentinel.
Exeunt Fairies. TITANIA sleeps…
Russell will enchant us with wonderful fae poetry today at Noon SLT. Please join us for this delightful event! If you like, dress in fae or forest fantasy finery, and come enjoy Russell’s reading at The Magic Tree Reading Spot at Ce Soir!
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