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Poems for Love
« on: October 15, 2014, 10:57:41 AM »
This a Penguin book of poetry about the different phases of love, by many different authors .
This is my favourite , sure lots of you know it but for those who don't, it's by George Gordon, Lord Byron
    She Walks In Beauty
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes.
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er face,
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, do calm, yet eloquent ,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent ,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent !
 
Always follow the path of your heart. X

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Re: Poems for Love
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2014, 07:20:25 PM »
Beautiful poem

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Re: Poems for Love
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2014, 06:36:15 AM »
I have never been one to "warm" to much poetry to be honest,  ::) but since "turning" Druid, it grows on me... especially as I have been encouraged to take up looking into the "soul songs"  of everything...

the rhyme you have posted is lovely   :)  thank you for sharing


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Re: Poems for Love
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2014, 07:08:17 AM »
Lovely  :) Thank you for sharing.

I used to love poetry when I was younger, I remember going to the library with my mum and grandma every Saturday morning and I would take out at least one poetry book.  They were kids ones of course but as I grew older so did my love of poetry.  But then GCSE English happened and we had to study an anthology of poems, I thought I would love doing that but I hated it.  Having to analyse every word, every line and think about the meaning behind the words tainted my love somewhat.  When I read a poem I don't want to study it's meaning, I want to feel it's meaning.  I want to read it without thinking, if that makes sense.  I want to enjoy it for what it comes across to me as.   I've never been one for analysing the meanings of stories and such, I just want to read them!

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Re: Poems for Love
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2014, 07:29:11 AM »
I am just the opposite Lily, I think about everything I read then go back read it again think about it and carry on doing this many times over the years. I love to think do my opinions change or stay the same, do I still get the emotion/thoughts when I read it again.
My favourite poets are the romantics as my favourite paintings are Pre Raphaelite, must be an old romantic at heart .
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Re: Poems for Love
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2014, 07:47:18 AM »
With things that really catch my attention I do like to go back and read them again and again, and I do find that sometimes my feelings about them change, I view it in a different way, I just don't like to analyse them  :)  I don't have a favourite style of poetry, I used to love anything to do with romance and I used to read a lot of romantic poetry and books, but now I find that 'typical' romance irritates me  :))  Maybe it's been that long since I've had any romance it doesn't seem to exist now!!!!
Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me