MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by: Michael Field [pen
name of Katherine Bradley (18461913) and Edith Cooper (18621914)]
- UT so deep
the wild-bee hummeth,
- And so still the glow-worm glows,
- That we know a Saviour cometh,
- And we lay our hearts with those--
- All the mysteries earth strives with through the June nights
and the rose.
- Strange the joy that sets us weeping--
- Holy John, thy Feast is come!
- Yea, we feel a Babe is leaping
- In the womb where he is dumb
- To the song that Gods own Mother sings so loud to Christendom.
- High that singing, high and humble!
- Lo, our Queen is taking rule:
- Faint midsummer thunders rumble,
- And gold lilies light the pool,
While the generations whisper that a Queen is taking rule.
POEMS BY MICHAEL FIELD
"Midsummer Night's Dream"
is reprinted from The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse.
Ed. Nicholson & Lee. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1917.