Wednesday, April 17, 2013

All That's Past: National Poetry Month

Very old are the woods;
and the buds that break 
out of the briar's boughs,
when March winds wake,
so old with their beauty are--
oh, no man knows
through what wild centuries
roves back the rose.

Very old are the brooks;
and the rills that rise
where snows sleep cold beneath
the azure skies
sing such a history
of come and gone,
their every drop is as wise
as Solomon.

from All That's Past by Walter De La Mare

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Pat MacKenzie said...

Lovely poetry. I had forgotten how much I like Walter De La Mare's way with words.

I've been without internet all week and have so much to blog about. It seems to have resurrected itself this morning though. I thought of you yesterday while in a gift shop at the South Rim of Grand Canyon. There were little folk statuettes of The Storyteller - a grandmother with little children clustered around her - that seemed made for you.

Granny Sue said...

Pat, knowing you thought of me while on your travels made me smile. I hope your internet stays connected--your post about the Street Feast was wonderful.

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