June 1, 2009

Love's Secret

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May the words of this lovely poem move you today.



--Description: 19th C, Blake W., Love, Separation--


Never seek to tell thy love,
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind doth move
Silently, invisibly.

I told my love, I told my love,
I told her all my heart,
Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears.
Ah! she did depart!

Soon after she was gone from me,
A traveller came by,
Silently, invisibly:
He took her with a sigh.

William Blake


--Did You Know: Blake has also been viewed as an enlightenment poet and artist, in the sense that he was in accord with that movement's rejection of received ideas, systems, authorities and traditions. On the other hand, he was critical of what he perceived as the elevation of reason to the status of an oppressive authority.

--Word of the Day: venerate \VEN-uh-rayt\, transitive verb:
Meaning: To treat someone or something with deep respect, reverence or deference; to revere.
Example: They venerated the same saints, worshipped in the same churches, and respected a past of shared values.
(Miranda Vickers, Between Serb and Albanian)

--Quote of the Day: It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;-- it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.
(Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility)

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