"The lunatic, the lover and the poet are of imagination all compact."
- William Shakespeare
We view these characters in Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream," from which the line is taken.
In a lunatic's mind a dance occurs among demons, daring and dread. The lover's heart and soul fill with sensory wonder. Sounds, sights, scents and tastes become heightened. The poem imagines beyond his or her reality and uses it to write about the world.
Writers require this multiple personality to achieve a jounce of words into sentences that propel into paragraphs and pages.
Creative Write: Consider stories that have shaped your life. How can you explore them from the perspective of a lunatic, lover and poet?