Saturday, November 7, 2009

life is a sleep...

Our revels now are ended. 
These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, 

the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, 

the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. 

We are such stuff
As dreams
are made on; 

and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.


Nevine said...

Oh, Shakespeare! When my husband was deployed for six months two years ago, I read Shakespeare everyday for at least an hour. It was one of my strategies for maintaining my sanity while he was gone. But Shakespeare gives us so much, all in one shot, sometimes we miss the small subtleties that come out in a certain part of a certain act. So thank you for sharing these few lines about dreams, Gypsywoman. You know how much I love dreams... :)



hi nevine! yes, shakespeare does give so much all at once! i think part of what i love about him is that of course plus having to look sometimes for those subtleties in places least expected - so glad you enjoyed! come again soon!

Susan Deborah said...

Ah! Shakespeare. I enjoyed reading as well as teaching his works. A nice visual for Shakespeare's words.

Jeanan: Why don't you do a visual Shakespeare text for students? You would be great at it? Just think.


hello there, susan!!! was wondering where and how you've been - so glad you made it over - i'm afraid i'm behind so on my visiting so please forgive - and my thanks for your having come by here - well, now, your suggestion is certainly food for thought! thanks!

Cathy said...

D'you think Prospero got his point across? Lovely just to see Mr. S in a blog, thanks.


hello there cathy! gee, i was thinking of you earlier! for real!!! so glad you came by! - and yeah, prospero's point!! :) and i do love Mr. S! who could not???

thanks so much for coming over - and have a wonderful remainder of the night!

The Abbot said...

Willy really knew how to turn it on.I suspect he spent little time in dreamland but he was a keen observer of life. A man for all seasons.


you are SO right about willy!!! on all counts and in all seasons!