Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
"We perished, each alone."
Can you not feel his despair?
"Esteem him! Like him!"
My father's favorite
"Clink!" (private joke, sorry...)
Mr. Impudence! (sorry, couldn't resist!)
Great pictures! Did you get them from your own movie, or did you find them online?
Aren't they lovely? I got them off a simply wonderful website that has pictures from the movies... http://rosings.50megs.com/
Oh dear. I shall have to watch the movie now.
"Can you not feel his despair?" asks Marianne."No voice divine the storm allayed, no light propitious shone.When snatched from all effectual aid, we perished each alone. But I beneah a rougher sea and whelmed in deeper gulfs than he."Oh, how poignantly Cowper writes!
I have always found this passage a tad confusing, if not downright funny. If they indeed 'perished each alone,' then who is speaking?????It reminds me of that moment in PIrates of the Carribian--"No survivors! Then where did the stories come from?"All humor aside though, I have to admit that the poetry itself is very beautiful. Sometimes I wish modern poets would focus more on Art and less on being Artsy, like Cowper.
Nice pictures. Ah, what a movie!Concerning Cowper: Most of the poem is written in third person about a drowning sailor. I think the "I" is Cowper himself, perishing in a more symbolic sea.
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