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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Segismundo's response

I may be just dreaming,
even though I think I'm awake?
I'm not dreaming because I feel and believe
that which I was and that which I am.

And, even though you regret it now,
there's not much you can do about it:
I know who I am and even if you sigh
and grieve, you won't be able

to undo the fact that I was born
heir to this crown;
and if you saw me formerly
a prisoner of my shackles,
it was because I didn't know who I was;
but now I have been informed
as to who I am, and I know that I'm
a hybrid of man and beast.

(Segismundo (prince) to Basilio (king)*)

*of Poland

1 comment:

erika said...

I really like that...describes well, the journey I am on...