What are your favorite lines from a poem?

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  • 1 month ago
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     'The Darkling Thrush'  by Thomas Hardy:

    I leant upon a coppice gate

          When Frost was spectre-grey,

    And Winter's dregs made desolate

          The weakening eye of day.

    The tangled bine-stems scored the sky

          Like strings of broken lyres,

    And all mankind that haunted nigh

          Had sought their household fires.

    The land's sharp features seemed to be

          The Century's corpse outleant,

    His crypt the cloudy canopy,

          The wind his death-lament.

    The ancient pulse of germ and birth

          Was shrunken hard and dry,

    And every spirit upon earth

          Seemed fervourless as I.

    At once a voice arose among

          The bleak twigs overhead ,

    In a full-hearted evensong

          Of joy illimited;

    An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,

          In blast-beruffled plume,

    Had chosen thus to fling his soul

          Upon the growing gloom.

    So little cause for carolings

          Of such ecstatic sound

    Was written on terrestrial things

          Afar or nigh around,

    That I could think there trembled through

          His happy good-night air

    Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew

          And I was unaware.

  • 1 month ago

    My favorite poems are the first few sonnets by W.S.. Here's one of my favorite lines from the memorized work. 

    Sonnet 8 ~

    "Mark how one string, sweet husband to another,

    Strikes each in each by mutual ordering,

    Resembling sire and child and happy mother

    Who all in one, one pleasing note do sing:

        Whose speechless song, being many, seeming one,

        Sings this to thee: 'Thou single wilt prove none."

  • 1 month ago

    There was a young man from Nantucket ....

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