Sunday, June 13, 2010

Andrew Marvell - marvelous poems

The beauty of the English language never ceases to amaze. I came across the poems by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) - even after so many years, see the power of the words...

From 'The Garden"

Meanwhile the Mind, from pleasure less,
Withdraws into its happiness:
The Mind, that Ocean where each kind
Does streight its own resemblance find;
Yet it creates, transcending these,
Far other Worlds, and other Seas;
Annihilating all that's made
To a green Thought in a green Shade.


From "To his coy mistress"

But at my back I always hear
Time's wingèd chariot hurrying near;
And yonder all before us lie
Deserts of vast eternity.
Thy beauty shall no more be found,
Nor, in thy marble vault, shall sound
My echoing song: then worms shall try
That long preserved virginity,
And your quaint honour turn to dust,
And into ashes all my lust:
The grave's a fine and private place,
But none, I think, do there embrace.


8 comments:

江婷 said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」.................................................................

冠慧 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。......................................................................

靜宸 said...

向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

群平群平 said...

如果成為一支火柴,也要點亮一個短暫的宇宙;如果是一隻烏鴉,也要叫疼閉塞的耳膜。.................................................................

宥妃宥妃 said...

好棒的地方 我一定要常來~~~^^~..................................................................

竹青 said...

Practice what you preach.............................................................

家愛家愛 said...

感謝分享--每天都要快樂喔....................................................................

原秋原秋 said...

值得一看再看的格子,請加油 ............................................................