Thursday, October 8, 2009

National Poetry Day(UK style)

The UK celebrates their poetry a little bit late in the year. Still, in recognition of their recognition, I will post one of my favorite poems here.



TELL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! — For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem.

Life is real ! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal ; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act, that each to-morrow Find us farther than to-day.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world's broad field of battle, In the bivouac of Life, Be not like dumb, driven cattle ! Be a hero in the strife !

Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant ! Let the dead Past bury its dead ! Act,— act in the living Present ! Heart within, and God o'erhead !

Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time ;

Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate ; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait.

Hope you have a nice night =)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Sky Is A Lilac Blanket

For your enjoyment on this Tuesday I present you with a poem.
12 steps to the door
20 to the stairs
1,153,680 to you
60 minutes in an hour
1,440 in a day
90,720 since I've seen you
it's odd we exist so easily
apart from each other's society.
did you find somebody
to replace my company?
the sky is a lilac blanket.
should I feel guilty to be happy?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Daniel's Apology

A note I found in front of the mailboxes today. There is a heart on the other side. I think she should take him back.
That's all for this Monday. Hope you all have a good day =)