Posted by Bruce Kahl on March 07, 2005
In Reply to: Shakespeare posted by Rong on March 07, 2005
: What is the message of the poems that he wrote:
: Where the bee sucks; there suck i...?
Where the bee sucks, there suck I;
In a cowslip's bell I lie;
There I couch when owls do cry.
On the bat's back I do fly
After summer merrily.
Merrily, merrily shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
This is from "The Tempest".
Ariel is a fairy who was held captive for more than 10 years by an evil person whose name escapes me at the moment.
He is freed and the poem from which you quote is his expression of happiness.
Ariel is very tiny and can sit in flowers--where the bees suck--and in the curl of a bell shaped flower--In a cowslip's bell I lie.