Monday, November 02, 2009

Fave Tri-Poem of the Day (For WTKS)

There are some days when you would bump into not one, but three poems that made you smile/inhale sharply/exhale quietly and today is such a day. Monday woes be gone :)


Poem One: Pre-Voyage to Dreamland.


Lay your sleeping head, my love,
Human on my faithless arm;
Time and fevers burn away
Individual beauty from
Thoughtful children, and the grave
Proves the child ephemeral:
But in my arms till break of day
Let the living creature lie,
Mortal, guilty, but to me
The entirely beautiful.
First Stanza of "Lullaby" by W.H. Auden (Again!)


Poem Two: The Process of Dreaming


I dream of you, to wake: would that I might
Dream of you and not wake but slumber on;
Nor find with dreams the dear companion gone,
As, Summer ended, Summer birds take flight.
In happy dreams I hold you full in night.
I blush again who waking look so wan;
Brighter than sunniest day that ever shone,
In happy dreams your smile makes day of night.
Thus only in a dream we are at one,
Thus only in a dream we give and take
The faith that maketh rich who take or give;If thus to sleep is sweeter than to wake,
To die were surely sweeter than to live,
Though there be nothing new beneath the sun.

Monna Innominata [I dream of you, to wake] by Christina Rossetti


Poem Three: The Awakening


It's all I have to bring today –
This, and my heart beside –
This, and my heart, and all the fields –
And all the meadows wide –
Be sure you count – should I forget
Some one the sum could tell –
This, and my heart, and all the Bees
Which in the Clover dwell.

It's all I have to bring today (26) by Emily Dickinson

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