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thought for today

I came across this poem today and thought it was worth mention, the sentiments are so true.

Memory ....

My mind lets go a thousand things,
Like dates of wars and deaths of kings,
And yet recalls the very hour,
Twas noon by yonder village tower,
And on the last blue noon in May,
The wind came briskly up this way,
Crisping the brook beside the road,
Then,pausing here, set down its load,
Of pine-scents, and shook listlessly,
Two petals from that wild rose tree.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907)

Very simple but can't you just imagine the smell of the pine cones and roses,the warmth of the sun and the caress of the wind? or a I just being romantic?

Thomas Aldrich was born in New Hampshire in 1836, moved to New York as a boy and then settled in Boston.He was one of a group of "Romantic poets" inspired by the likes of Tennyson and Keats.

Posted at 21st Nov 2008 - 08:03PM   Posted by Lawyerlady   thought for today Comments: 4

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Cait's Avatar That,strangely enough, resonates with a little something I scribbled down this morning. Nothing like as poetic but similar windy theme!
Thanks LL.

Posted by: Cait on 21st Nov 2008 at 08:12PM

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LittleBrownDog's Avatar I like that poem. My mind lets go of a thousand things, too - I know how he felt. Very Happy

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 21st Nov 2008 at 10:14PM

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Mountainear's Avatar Nothing wrong with being romantic. I'd rather the smell of roses than statistics and data any day.

Posted by: Mountainear on 22nd Nov 2008 at 12:10AM

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Camilla's Avatar Lovely poem LL, I am a romantic at heart too.

Posted by: Camilla on 22nd Nov 2008 at 01:11AM

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