Monday, December 17, 2012

truths

Because there are no other good words right now...I want us to do as many loving, kind things as we can think of in the next few days. Then do some more, for a few more days. Then start over. Again, and again. Please.

**********

The World is Too Much With Us by William Wordsworth, c. 1802 

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not.--Great God! I'd rather be
A pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreath├Ęd horn.

1 comment:

The Girl Next Door said...

Thank you. This is beautiful. And the genius (or sadness?) is how it holds true over the generations.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails