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Offline mojojames

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Neglecting Wordsworth's Daffodills for the Morning Dance
« on: September 24, 2018, 02:14 PM »
I wandered lonely under heaven;
she struck the sky,
affirming symmetry to my eyes,
ushering in full rapture
on that dew-frisking day.

Dawn, through bright surprise,
draws us out of ourselves
in delight;
so she
revived my passion,
spirited
my gloom away,
shook out delay
sly and pure
as the naked moon
in night’s array.

She stole the heart I bared
and stored it,
so the grandeur I falsely held
fell to earthly size.

Thoughtful, lucidly practical,
she suspended her life
and unthinkable death
airily above all circumstance.

If fulfillment lies ready,
she, with an angel’s steady gaze,
will guide it through the mist.

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Re: Neglecting Wordsworth's Daffodills for the Morning Dance
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 06:59 AM »
Hey mojo ... I enjoyed reading your poem.  In fact, I read it several times.  Not to decipher your meaning, but to feel the flow between your thoughts and you can almost touch the rapture.  I like this poem, very much!
~ Marsha ~
 

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Re: Neglecting Wordsworth's Daffodills for the Morning Dance
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2018, 10:15 AM »
Marsha - Thank you for your kind response.  The daffodills refer to Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" - his poem dwells on the beauty of the daffodills,
mine is distracted by the lady - RC