Favorite Lines of Poetry
What are your favorite few lines of poetry?
I WILL be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
from "Afternoon on a Hill" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Apr 26, 2011 6:20 am
I met last night in Stealth with wisdom's elder,
And asked him to divulge in full life secrets,
This he whispered softly, softly in my ear,
They can't be told, they must be seen, so hush.
-Translation from Masnavi of Rumi
Apr 26, 2011 12:35 pm
Xanadu Kubla Khan
A few lines from a poem
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
Apr 26, 2011 11:01 pm
When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
from Mary Oliver's "When Death Comes"
Apr 27, 2011 10:16 am
Also from Kubla Khan:
It was a miracle of rare device;
A sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice.
Apr 27, 2011 4:04 pm
Don't stop to speak or look around
Your gloves and fan are on the ground
We're getting out of town
We're going on the run
And you're the one I want to come
From "The Celebration of the Lizard" by Jim Morrison
Apr 27, 2011 4:12 pm
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
From "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost
Apr 29, 2011 2:42 am
@pachhu: it has now become your favorite too.. :-)
Apr 29, 2011 5:03 am
....Smashed to the heart
Under the ribs
With a terrible love.
Let joy kill you!
Keep away from the little deaths.
Aug 14, 2011 8:56 pm