Saint John’s Eve

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing 1786, William Blake

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing 1786, William Blake

 

Shakespeare made this magical night for lovers

dreaming foolishly amongst fairies, but Saint John,

patron saint of beekeepers, protected full hives,

mead to drink, a honey moon night

not long but setting many cradles rocking.

 

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