“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.” {Poetry for Midsummer}

Via on Jun 20, 2012

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Happy Midsummer!

It’s that day.

It’s the day of lush green leaves and sunwarmed skin.

Of diving into soul-quenching cool waters, of honeysuckle on the wind, of bonfires.

The day of longest sun that we wait for and dream of when winter is endless.

It’s the day so precious and magical that Shakespeare knew, the night itself could dream…

 “I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.”

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“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.

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“So we grew together like to a double cherry, seeming parted, but yet an union in partition, two lovely berries molded on one stem.”

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“O, when she’s angry, she is keen and shrewd! She was a vixen when she went to school; And though she be but little, she is fierce.”

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“And yet,to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.”

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“If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
If you pardon, we will mend:
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to ‘scape the serpent’s tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck a liar call;
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.”

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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on Amazon.com You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter

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3 Responses to ““Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.” {Poetry for Midsummer}”

  1. Eric says:

    Thanks Kate!! A happy solstice to you :)

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