Joyzelle; Monna Vanna

Joyzelle; Monna Vanna

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Joyzelle; Monna Vanna

Joyzelle; Monna Vanna

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ACT I

A Gallery in MERLIN'S Palace

( MERLINis seated near ARIELLE, who is sleeping on the steps of a marble staircase. It is night.)

MERLIN

You sleep, my Arielle, you, my inner force, the neglected power which slumbers in every soul and which I alone, till now, awaken at will . . . You sleep, my docile and familiar little fairy, and your hair, straying like a blue mist, invisible to men, mingles with the moon, the perfumes of the night, the rays of the stars, the roses that shed their petals, the spreading sky, to remind us thus that nothing separates us from any existing thing and that our thought does not know where the light begins for which it hopes, nor where the shadow ends which it escapes . . . You are sleeping soundly and, while you sleep, I lose all my knowledge and become like my blind brethren . . .

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