May 4, 2009

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--Description: 20th C, Noyes, A., Love--


I came to the door of the House of Love
And knocked as the starry night went by;
And my true love cried "Who knocks?" and I said
"It is I."

And Love looked down from a lattice above
Where the roses were dry as the lips of the dead:
"There is not room in the House of Love
For you both," he said.

I plucked a leaf from the porch and crept
Away through a desert of scoffs and scorns
To a lonely place where I prayed and wept
And wove me a crown of thorns.

I came once more to the House of Love
And knocked, ah, softly and wistfully,
And my true love cried "Who knocks?" and I said
"None now but thee."

And the great doors opened wide apart
And a voice rang out from a glory of light,
"Make room, make room for a faithful heart
In the House of Love, to-night."

Alfred Noyes

--Did You Know: In 1907, he married Garnett Daniels. He taught English literature at Princeton University, from 1914 until 1923. Noyes' wife died in 1926, resulting in his conversion to Roman Catholicism. He wrote about his conversion in The Unknown God, published in 1934.

--Word of the Day: derogate \DER-uh-gayt\ , intransitive verb:
Meaning: 1. To deviate from what is expected. 2. To take away; to detract; -- usually with 'from'.
transitive verb:
1. To disparage or belittle; to denigrate.
Example: If someone wants to derogate from that and make a choice, then they are free to do it.
(Ciaran Fitzgerald, "Food champion'srecipe for success", Irish Times, November 13, 1998)

--Quote of the Day: Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
(Anais Nin)

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