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Old 05-21-2020, 04:44 AM
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The Brook

By Alfred Tennyson

I come from haunts of coot and hern,
I make a sudden sally
And sparkle out among the fern,
To bicker down a valley.

By thirty hills I hurry down,
Or slip between the ridges,
By twenty thorpes, a little town,
And half a hundred bridges.

Till last by Philip's farm I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

I chatter over stony ways,
In little sharps and trebles,
I bubble into eddying bays,
I babble on the pebbles.

With many a curve my banks I fret
By many a field and fallow,
And many a fairy foreland set
With willow-weed and mallow.

I chatter, chatter, as I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

I wind about, and in and out,
With here a blossom sailing,
And here and there a lusty trout,
And here and there a grayling,

And here and there a foamy flake
Upon me, as I travel
With many a silvery waterbreak
Above the golden gravel,

And draw them all along, and flow
To join the brimming river
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

I steal by lawns and grassy plots,
I slide by hazel covers;
I move the sweet forget-me-nots
That grow for happy lovers.

I slip, I slide, I gloom, I glance,
Among my skimming swallows;
I make the netted sunbeam dance
Against my sandy shallows.

I murmur under moon and stars
In brambly wildernesses;
I linger by my shingly bars;
I loiter round my cresses;

And out again I curve and flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.





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I love Tennyson, his way with words just tickles my heart. This history caught my eye this morning and I just has to add it to the poem, it makes it all the more special.

The Industrial Revolution took place in Great Britain during the late 1700s and early 1800s. As cities grew, living conditions deteriorated for the poor and working class. Factories and mass production were beneficial for some but not everyone. This poem stands in contrast of new manufacturing processes of that time period by focusing on nature. The narrator in this poem, the brook, is personified. The brook shows persistence by continuing to flow, no matter what obstacles get in its way. The repeated lines, “For men may come and men may go, but I go on for ever,” showcase that. Famous poet Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) was named Poet Laureate in Great Britain and Ireland.

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Something to contemplate, for sure.....
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Ann, thank you for this poem, The Brook. It brought tears to my eyes, and stirred a past memory. I love this poem, but had forgotten it. ❤️ Thank you for bringing it back into my life. xx
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I hope it’s ok putting this poem on. It has deep meaning for me. My brother passed when I was 10 and he was 12. But he was always my brother, even in death. (Apologies if I’ve shown the poem before).

We Are Seven


BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

———A simple Child,

That lightly draws its breath,

And feels its life in every limb,

What should it know of death?


I met a little cottage Girl:

She was eight years old, she said;

Her hair was thick with many a curl

That clustered round her head.


She had a rustic, woodland air,

And she was wildly clad:

Her eyes were fair, and very fair;

—Her beauty made me glad.


“Sisters and brothers, little Maid,

How many may you be?”

“How many? Seven in all,” she said,

And wondering looked at me.


“And where are they? I pray you tell.”

She answered, “Seven are we;

And two of us at Conway dwell,

And two are gone to sea.


“Two of us in the church-yard lie,

My sister and my brother;

And, in the church-yard cottage, I

Dwell near them with my mother.”


“You say that two at Conway dwell,

And two are gone to sea,

Yet ye are seven! I pray you tell,

Sweet Maid, how this may be.”


Then did the little Maid reply,

“Seven boys and girls are we;

Two of us in the church-yard lie,

Beneath the church-yard tree.”


“You run about, my little Maid,

Your limbs they are alive;

If two are in the church-yard laid,

Then ye are only five.”


“Their graves are green, they may be seen,”

The little Maid replied,

“Twelve steps or more from my mother’s door,

And they are side by side.


“My stockings there I often knit,

My kerchief there I hem;

And there upon the ground I sit,

And sing a song to them.


“And often after sun-set, Sir,

When it is light and fair,

I take my little porringer,

And eat my supper there.


“The first that died was sister Jane;

In bed she moaning lay,

Till God released her of her pain;

And then she went away.


“So in the church-yard she was laid;

And, when the grass was dry,

Together round her grave we played,

My brother John and I.


“And when the ground was white with snow,

And I could run and slide,

My brother John was forced to go,

And he lies by her side.”


“How many are you, then,” said I,

“If they two are in heaven?”

Quick was the little Maid’s reply,

“O Master! we are seven.”


“But they are dead; those two are dead!

Their spirits are in heaven!”

’Twas throwing words away; for still

The little Maid would have her will,

And said, “Nay, we are seven!”

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Old 05-22-2020, 04:06 AM
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That's lovely, Mags, and no, I haven't read it before. It is now in my treasures.

I remember that my mother in law lost a sister from Scarlett Fever when she was about 10, her name was Marion. When the 5 surviving sisters gathered they all kept Marion's memory alive, individually I think they thought of and maybe even spoke to Marion each day. Our spirits live on, most strongly in the hearts of those who love us.

Thank you for posting this.
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Magsie - I'm sorry you lost him - I can imagine how painful it's been. The poem says it all. Nothing can dim the memory of those we love & share our lives with, even if briefly.
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Summer Stars
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Carl Sandburg


Bend low again, night of summer stars.
So near you are, sky of summer stars,
So near, a long arm man can pick off stars,
Pick off what he wants in the sky bowl,
So near you are, summer stars,
So near, strumming, strumming,
So lazy and hum-strumming.










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Mags, that's beautiful, I've never read it before. I am so sorry about your brother, it's good that you keep his memory alive in your heart, bless him .

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Oh yeah.....love that darling Daisy. ❤️
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Daisy, that’s so true!
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I realize that the body is not separate from the mind
As I let go my old attitude toward my body
I appreciate the influence of the spirit and soul
And I embrace my body and my entire self

My body is a reflection of my thoughts
As I give myself positive affirmations
I release my negative emotions and thoughts
And I let my body be healed as well as my mind

I am forgetting that I am not my disease
And that I can stop the disease to please
I am not my mistakes and my failures
And I am not my past and my pains

I am awakening from my illusions
I fear and I choose not to
I suffer and I choose not to
I am sick and I choose not to

I am willing to get better and heal
I am lifted above the areas of my pain
I am rising beyond my suffering
I am releasing my desperation

I understand and accept my insecurities
I feel compassion toward my pains
I surrender my terror for it is not real
I surrender my fear as I surrender all things

I open my heart, my soul and my body
I know the strength and the power of faith
I feel the process of cleansing and
I welcome the miracle of healing

May every cell of my body be healthy
May every feeling of my soul be radiant
May every thought of my being be vibrant
May every action be aligned with love

I accept my imperfections as
I release my fears and doubts
I invite a healing light as
I become illumined and light

I trust the process and the journey
I receive peace and calmness
I learn from my mistakes and
I also learn from happiness

I wish to be released from the pain
I want to rise up joyful and strong
I will be born anew into health
And into happiness, peace and love

I am aware of the need to forgive
I am grateful for the opportunity to grow
I am confident that I will succeed
I am expecting my freedom and healing

I listen well to my body
I follow my intuition
I find all the knowledge and
I apply all the insights

I search for the lessons within
I release all shame and blaming
I let go of all false thinking
I let myself be free and happy

I cast out all the impurities
From my body, heart and soul
I do my best to fill myself with love
I expect a miracle with relaxed anticipation

I am my own best doctor and advisor
I am a catalyst for healing
I am a producer of health
I am a creator of happiness

Thank you for my healing body
Thank you for my gentle soul
Thank you for my strong spirit
Thank you for the chance to heal

I am willing to be enlightened as
I am blessed with this wisdom
I deserve to be healthy and happy and
I claim my perfect health again

I am ONE and I am LOVING.
I am HERE and I am NOW.
I am HEALED and I am WHOLE.
Thank YOU. Let it Be! And SO IT IS!


prayer for healing - darina stoyanova

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That is so optimistic and inspiring Ann, thanks for sharing it. x

Traffic has gone,
Fuel is affordable,
Bills are extended.
Children are at home with their families.
Parents are at home taking care of their children.
Fast food replaced by home cooked meals.
Hectic schedules replaced by naps, rest and relaxation.
The air seems cleaner.
The world quieter.
People are conscious about hygiene and health.
Money doesn't make the world go round anymore.
Designer clothing is pointless as nobody ever really needed it.
Doctors and nurses are being praised and recognised instead of celebrities.
And now we have time, finally,
to stop and smell the roses.
And don't forget to look up at the stars.
Our world is pretty amazing.




....The positives of Lockdown.
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Two great posts - and very pertinent!
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Happy Memorial Day to all my American friends, today.

High Flight
by
John Gillespie Magee, Jr




Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air . . .


Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.









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Oh, that one gets me every time.
He was only 19 when he died!
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I am the wind on the sea.
I am the wave of the sea.
I am the bull of seven battles.
I am the eagle on the rock.
I am a flash from the sun.
I am the most beautiful of plants.
I am a strong wild boar.
I am a salmon in the water.
I am a lake in the plain.
I am the word of knowledge.
I am the head of the spear in battle.
I am the God that puts fire in the head.
Who spreads light in the gathering on the hills?
Who can tell the ages of the moon?
Who can tell the place where the sun rests?


druid - song of amergin



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