"A Tempest in Her Eyes" first appeared in Weird Tales from Shakespeare, edited by Katharine Kerr and Martin H. Greenberg; DAW Books, 1994. Copyright (c) 1994 by Charles de Lint.
Remember all is but a poet's dream,
The first he had in Phoebus' holy bower,
But not the last, unless the first displease.
-John Lyly, from The Woman in the Moone