August 14, 2010

Never Give All The Heart

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--Description: 20th C, Yeats W.B., Disillusion, Love--

Never give all the heart, for love
Will hardly seem worth thinking of
To passionate women if it seem
Certain, and they never dream
That it fades out from kiss to kiss;
For everything that's lovely is
But a brief, dreamy, kind delight.
O never give the heart outright,
For they, for all smooth lips can say,
Have given their hearts up to the play.
And who could play it well enough
If deaf and dumb and blind with love?
He that made this knows all the cost,
For he gave all his heart and lost.

William Butler Yeats

--Did You Know: (13 June 1865–28 January 1939) Yeats was an Anglo-Irish poet and dramatist and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years Yeats served as an Irish Senator for two terms. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and along with Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn founded the Abbey Theatre, and served as its chief during its early years. In 1923, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature for what the Nobel Committee described as "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation;" and he was the first Irishman so honored.Yeats is generally considered one of the few writers whose greatest works were completed after being awarded the Nobel Prize. Yeats had a life-long interest in mysticism, spiritualism, occultism, and astrology. He read extensively on the subjects throughout his life, became a member of the paranormal research organization "The Ghost Club". The mystical life is the centre of all that I do and all that I think and all that I write."His mystical interests—also inspired by a study of Hinduism

--Word of the Day: equipoise\EE-kwuh-poiz; EK-wuh-\, noun:
1. A state of being equally balanced; equilibrium; -- as of moral, political, or social interests or forces.
2. Counterbalance.
What matters is the poetry, and the truest readings of it "are those which are sensitive to the strangeness of Marvell's genius: its delicate equipoise, held between the sensual and the abstract, its refusal to treat experience too tidily, the uncanny tremor of implication that makes the poems' lucid surfaces shimmer with a sense of something undefined and undefinable just beneath."
-James A. Winn, "Tremors of Implication", New York Times, July 9, 2000

--Quote of the Day: When the tide of life turns against you
And the current upsets your boat,
Don't waste tears on what might have been,
Just lie on your back and float.

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RiikaInfinityy on August 15, 2010 at 3:19 AM said...

Very true and agreed with you, if sadness and despair is all in which the love return, the heart will get the most damage...and time will not be able to heal it completely...

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