Saturday, September 25, 2010

Apostrophe To The Ocean

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes,
by the deep sea, and music in its roar.
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the universe, and feel
What I can ne'er express, yet can not all conceal.
Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean, roll!
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain;
Man marks the earth with ruin, his control ..."


Photo by Mario Testino and found at the Doll Factory.
Poem "Apostrophe to the Ocean" by George Gordon Byron found from the book
The World's Best Loved Poems.


Dumbwit Tellher said...

Such a beautiful poem and the photo is a perfect accompaniment. Man does mark the earth with ruin, such a sad fact. Wishing you a gorgeous fall weekend Christina. Hoping all is very well? xo xo

Agneta said...

What a wonderful tribute to Mother Earth. Image and text will be a fantastic whole.

Now I will go for a morning walk by the sea.

Thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog.

Agneta, the swedish one ;)

Anonymous said...

What a fun blog you have!! I will be visiting you often!! xo

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Christina,
What a lovely poem, and the perfect image to go along with it;
Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!

mo said...

Beautiful poem. I love the black and white picture. It has a wonderful "mood" to it. Your blog is beautiful and I am your newest follower. *hugs*