I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet muskroses, and with eglantine.
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night.
Lulled in these flowers with dances and delights.
And there the snake throws her enameled skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in.
And with the juice of this I’ll streak her eyes
And make her full of hateful fantasies.
—William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 2. Sc.1
It was a hectic week with taxes and travel. To make up for the missed Monday and Tuesday posts here are a few lines of Shakespeare’s. His birthday is tomorrow.
Several months ago I discovered the book How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig. It turns out it works pretty well for adults too!