I come upon the fact that it's Tennyson's birthday
I don't usually start with rhyme
Not because I don't have the time
But as you quickly have figured out
Poetry is a subject in which I have no clout
I appreciate poetry, but really am not good at it. So on with my post...
I missed posting yesterday. Did the world stop spinning? No. My day started with a six-hour car drive to North Carolina. Every year since my kids were born, I spend two weeks with my parents in the summer. One week at their home and one week in the Outer Banks. I love this time. But after a long car drive and a belated birthday celebration (yeah!), the blog sat empty.
I was surprised how many times yesterday I thought of the blog and wondered if I should just throw something up, a quote or a quick apology for a day off. I again thank Michelle Rafter's Blogathon for lighting the blog fire.
This blog is a little piece of me
Made available for the world to see.
Sorry. Don't know why the rhyming bug has bitten today. I promise to leave the poetry to Mom in the future.
Now to Alfred Lord Tennyson. He was born on August 6, 1809 and was Poet Laureate of the UK during much of Queen Victoria's reign. As much as I'd like to report my lifelong love of Tennyson, I can't. But I do appreciate some of his most famous lines.
|1869 Carbon print from Wikipedia|
"Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."
"Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers."
"Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die."
"I am a part of all that I have met."
"Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell."
"Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself."
Any one of these quotes could be the jumping off point for a story. But the one that most inspired me... thinking I'm part of all that I have met. I may say it over and over in front of the mirror. We all touch people whether we know it or not. I post from desire with the hope it touches someone out there from time to time.
Which one of these quotes speaks to you, and why?