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Date Posted: 18:19:52 01/31/13 Thu
Author: Karrie Ann Robichaux (Sincere...)
Subject: Re: "Make me a willow cabin at your gate..."
In reply to: The Falcon 's message, ""Make me a willow cabin at your gate..."" on 00:32:41 08/04/10 Wed

>I thought others might also be interested to see this:
>it comes from "No Fear Shakespeare"... >target=_blank
>href="http://nfs.sparknotes.com/twelfthnight/page_54.ht
>ml">http://nfs.sparknotes.com/twelfthnight/page_54.html
>

>
>I love "the Bard" and the flow and rhythm of his work
>as originally written, but I still occaisionally run
>across Old English terms I can't recall the meaning
>of...
>Thought some of you might like seeing a full modern
>translation of that "speech".
>
>"Make me a willow cabin at your gate
>And call upon my soul within the house.
>Write loyal cantons of contemned love
>And sing them loud even in the dead of night.
>Halloo your name to the reverberate hills
>And make the babbling gossip of the air
>Cry out “Olivia!” Oh, you should not rest
>Between the elements of air and earth,
>But you should pity me."
>____________________________________________________
>
>I’d build myself a sad little cabin near your house,
>where my soul’s imprisoned. From that cabin I’d call
>out
>to my soul. I’d write sad songs about unrequited love
>and
>sing them loudly in the middle of the night. I’d shout
>your name to the hills and make the air echo with your
>name, “Olivia!” (Victoria!) Oh, you wouldn’t be able to
>go anywhere without feeling sorry for me.

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