Midsummer’s Eve

Looking for some words to celebrate midsummer, I found this lovely extract which casts a magic spell…

Dunadd, Taynish woods (Colin) 191

“Out of this wood do not desire to go:
Thou shalt remain here, whether thou wilt or no.
I am a spirit of no common rate;
The summer still doth tend upon my state;
And I do love thee:  therefore, go with me;
I’ll give thee fairies to attend on thee,
And they shall fetch thee jewels from the deep,
And sing while thou on pressed flowers dost sleep.”

Titania, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Photo © Colin Woolf


  1. Beautiful! Love ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ – thank you 🙂

  2. Norma Dowling says:

    Thanks, Jo; if only it were warm enough to sleep out in a wood!

  3. A delightful passage! Thank you for bringing that to mind!

  4. What a treat, both words and picture

  5. christinelaennec says:

    That is lovely, thank you! Beautiful photo as well.

  6. Dis some one say …sleeping in the woods!? Current summer weather I would say forget it (-: Maybe now we are past the half way point in the year summer will arrive….I hope so.

  7. Lovely!

  8. Oh, delightful, and the perfect photo to illustrate the mood. An enchanted midsummer night indeed!

  9. luciana says:

    Thanks, the newsletter’s his pleasing and very interesting!

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