If you’re a Dreamer & a Writer, you’ll want to check out my upcoming workshop: “The Poetic Dream” Sat. Sept. 19, 2015, 2-5 p.m., at Patchwork Farm Retreats in western Mass. (See post for details.)
Originally posted on All the Snooze That's Fit to Print:
Today I was wandering downtown in the rain when I found a book on the sale rack of our local bookstore titled, by and the Power of DreamingCatherine Shainberg. Right there three of my favorite things merged into one: Kabbalah, Dreaming and … a bargain!
Then, three pages in I found this quote:
The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
— Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Another favorite: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is among my favorite Shakespearean plays (King Lear is the other). The connection between dreams, poetry, and imagination was making this $6.39 purchase…
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