Posted by Srikanth on March 08, 2005

In Reply to: Shakespeare posted by Bruce Kahl 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.