Bless This Place

Through the house give glimmering light
By the dead and drowsy fire;
Every elf and fairy sprite
Hop as light as bird from brier;
And this ditty after me
Sing, and dance it trippingly.

First, rehearse your song by rote,
To each word a warbling note:
Hand in hand, with fairy grace,
Will we sing, and bless this place.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act V, sc. 1

Puck's instructions to the fairies at the end of the play

-William Shakespeare

Calligraphy and art by Cari Ferraro, 2000

Detail image below

Bless This Place 400 px

Bless This Place 400 px detail

Artist's edition digital print

11.5 x 8 image, on 14 x11-inch acid-free art paper