Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen

“ Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover and the poet
Are of imagination all compact:
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold,
That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic,
Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt:
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. ”

― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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  1. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    Why Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen? The Bard explains

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  2. oldepunk says:

    Reblogged this on RamJet Poetry and commented:

    My first at Heretics, Lovers and Madmen

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