Sunday, April 27, 2008

I have not loved the World, nor the World me;
I have not flattered its rank breath, nor bowed
To its idolatries a patient knee,
Nor coined my cheek to smiles,-nor cried aloud
In worship of an echo; in the crowd
They could not deem me one of such-I stood
Among them, but not of them- in a shroud
Of thoughts which were not their thoughts, and still could,
Had I not filed my mind, which thus itself subdued.

I have not loved the World, nor the World me,
But let us part fair foes; I do believe,
Though I have found them not, that there may be
Words which are things,-hopes which will not deceive,
And Virtues which are merciful, nor weave
Snares for the failing; I would also deem
O'er others' griefs that some sincerely grieve-
That two, or one, are almost what they seem,-
That Goodness is no name-and Happiness no dream.

-George Gordon Noel Byron, Canto iii of Childe Harold

5 scribbled up the vine:

Shruti said...

it is beautiful.i cant seem to find any more words.

Comfortably Numb said...

Hey...long time back you commented on my blog regarding Cobain..All I wanna sAy is that if you have seen Kurt and Courtney then the picture will be all clear :)


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DO take a look at the other posts too :)


Really subtle indeed. I never had any particular taste for English poetry, starting to develop some. And just a curious question, what do you mean by "But I love creativity ...and the chandelier hanging above it. :)"?

I know that it is your blog and you can have it the way you want, but couldn't help but notice that when you say "2 souls however, have an opinion:" aren't you presuming that you cant have more than one comments by the same person.

Wyntey said...

Just seemed like a smartass phrase to add at the time ... anyway, as long as no single soul has a problem in being mistaken for plural...


Oh really, I thought perhaps there was something I was missing when I saw the picture of a chandelier at the top of your blog. Never mind.


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