Your hand tells your story
Far better than your eyes
Eyes may be the window to the soul
But we guard our soul-
Our heart with iron walls
The past is not so easily safeguarded
Every scar and line
Is laid out to bare
Luckily most do not know how to read
This secret of secret languages
So your past is safe with me
As our stories meet
And hold on for dear life
Fragment of a figment
Illuminates the darkness for only a brief moment
Gone before eyes can adjust
Leaving a feeling of longing-
Longing for a place to belong
* A reposting of my first poem here
“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings”
I’m honestly a little shocked that it has taken me this long to quote him. I still consider him one of my favorite poets even though it’s been a long time since I’ve read his works. Now I want to reread them. I did post a few of his poems in my first year of blogging to celebrate his birthday.
“Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.”
-E. E. Cummings
Not sure how much I believe this one, but it sounds nice doesn’t it?
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
It’s always the time of year to be doing your best to help others.
I’m fond of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. Back in the day, we had to memorized the first two stanza. So I’m still very fond of the first stanza.
“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.””
-Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven
So as you guys probably saw, I took part of the 3 days, 3 quotes challenge last month. I enjoyed it a lot, picking old favorites and new gems. And it seemed like you guys enjoyed it as well (it was one of my most viewed post of the month) so I decided to make it a weekly thing. A little something to start the week with. So without further ado
“A writer is a world trapped in a person.”
Last day! So in case anyone miss the other days: I got nominated for this challenge by fellow blogger Keshav Sawarn you can check out their blog Here
The rules of the challenge are as follows:
1) Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you for the challenge.
2) Share a quote a day, for three days.
3) Nominate three bloggers for the challenge each day.
“There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.
-Shel Silverstein Every Thing on It
Lets see who to nominate today…
- My Word Soup
- Sam Allen (Peacock Poetry)
Once again, my thanks to Keshav Sawarn for nominating me to share some of my favorite quotes by my favorite people!
Lord Byron was an English poet part of the Romantic movement. He is considered an influential part of the movement. Though he had a relatively short life, he is still well read today. I can’t say that I have read much of his work I do love “She Walks in Beauty”.
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!