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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Highlight Poetry (1)

Posted by Charlene // Tags: , ,
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Highlight Poetry is a meme created by Lace & Lavender Hints to celebrate a poem once a week.

I'm not much of a poem reader generally, but there are poems that I adore, having come across them randomly and I love the beauty of a well-turned phrase, so I often will come across a quote from a poem and have to read the whole thing so I can fully appreciate it.  I thought this meme would be fun to share some of my favorite poems and talk about what I like about them.  

by William Wordsworth

She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove,
A Maid whom there were none to praise
And very few to love:

A violet by a mossy stone
Half hidden from the eye!
Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.

She lived unknown, and few could know
When Lucy ceased to be;
But she is in her grave, and oh,
The difference to me!

This is part of a longer poem by Wordsworth, but this is my favorite part, and probably my favorite poem period.  It's so sweet and melancholy and the devotion of the speaker for Lucy who seems to be an ordinary beauty is so romantic.  It's nice to read a poem where the beauty of a woman is not overhyped and the only reason to love her!

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  1. Actually this is my favorite poem of all time actually too!! I memorized it in High School and recited it in front of my AP English class! Funny coincidence!

    1. Oh wow what a coincidence! I would have loved to recite this with my class, I had to read another poem, which I should share on the next meme. :)