Beautiful Poetry

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This collection contains my favourite snippets of poetry verse...

There are 4 quotations in this collection:

Quote 1

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

- W B Yeats

Carmel says:

He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven is my favourite piece of poetry - so much beauty in it, so many potential interpretations.

Quote 2

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

- William Blake

Quote 3

To see a world in a Grain of Sand,
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

- William Blake

Carmel says:

Another famous and beautiful verse of poetry, by William Blake. Particularly powerful is the contrast between the very large and very small in both the spatial and the temporal sense - for instance infinity so big being held in a tiny thing - a palm

Quote 4

Do not go gentle into that good night
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

- Dylan Thomas

Carmel says:

Whilst his life was to be largely dominated by alcoholism, his poetry is timeless, and this beginning to the poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" is both poignant and beautiful.

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