I think I am at a slight advantage here.
I know the beginning of Puck's speech from the end of Midsummer Night's - one of my favorite of Shakespeare's...
and then the end, yes?
If we spirits have offended
think but this and all is mended
that you have but slumbered here
while these visions did appear...
For a while I had the beginning of Romeo and Juliet memorized - the intro. If I heard it I could probably speak with it but alas, I cannot conjure it out of the ether.
all that we see and seem
is but a dream within a dream
And from Romeo and Juliet; "Ah! That's a degree to love!" R&J are talking and J says she pities R and he says that then. It is a line that makes me think.
I will go you neck-to-neck on Simon & Garfunkel, too :) - I have squandered my resistance on a pocket full of mumbles such are promises. (Their "Cecelia" is my formative song.) I could do a lot of song lyrics. Billy Joel. Build Me Up Buttercup.
And countless poems, which I think has come up in discussion on Hubski somewhere before. I've memorized: The Raven - though some of it I've lost - the first poem I ever memorized, and this is my inner geek coming out, was The Lay of Luthien from LOTR -
Oh, la, lord of the rings, be still my heart. I recited that in front of my eighth grade class and then gave them a lecture on iambic tetrameter and rhyme scheme. Woooo I was popular ;)
The leaves were long, the grass was green
the hemlock-umbels tall and fair
and in the glade a light was seen
of stars in shadow shimmering
Tinuviel was dancing there
the light of stars was in her hair
and in her raiment, glimmering.
There Beren came from mountains cold
and lost he wandered under leaves
and where the Elven river rolled
he walked alone, and sorrowing...
I have Dickinson memorized (Hope is the thing with feathers...), I have Frost (Whose woods these are I do not know). I've memorized Philip Larkin's This Be The Verse and Atwood's "You Fit Into Me," Muriel Rukeyster's "the Conjugation of the Paramecium," like thenewgreen I have memorized Bishop but I went for "The Art of Losing." Wordsworth's "The World Is Too Much WIth Us" and Neruda's "Love."
Interestingly, I do not have any poems of mine memorized.