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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

PERFECT WOMAN by William Wordsworth

HE was a phantom of delight
When first she gleam'd upon my sight;
A lovely apparition, sent
To be a moment's ornament;
Her eyes as stars of twilight fair;
Like twilight's, too, her dusky hair;
But all things else about her drawn
From May-time and the cheerful dawn;
A dancing shape, an image gay,
To haunt, to startle, and waylay.
 
I saw her upon nearer view,
A Spirit, yet a Woman too!
Her household motions light and free,
And steps of virgin liberty;
A countenance in which did meet
Sweet records, promises as sweet;
A creature not too bright or good
For human nature's daily food;
For transient sorrows, simple wiles,
Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles.
 
And now I see with eye serene
The very pulse of the machine;
A being breathing thoughtful breath,
A traveller between life and death;
The reason firm, the temperate will,
Endurance, foresight, strength, and skill;
A perfect Woman, nobly plann'd,
To warn, to comfort, and command;
And yet a Spirit still, and bright
With something of angelic light. 
by William Wordsworth
Poetry of the day Review:
William wordsworth, aka, Bill Wordsmith. Is one of my favorite writers. This poem represents what its like for a man to be in love with a woman. I wonder if he recited this poem to the woman who inspired the poem.


Word of the Day:

puckish

\ PUHK-ish \  , adjective;

1.
Whimsical; mischievous; impish.


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18 comments:

  1. Excellent poem! Very sweet. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I believe that today is International Women's Day, did that serve as the inspiration for this post?

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  3. I am very puckish! Word of the day got me! :O

    Good poem too.

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  4. this is now mmy favourite poem of you entire blog!

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  5. Blaaaaaaady Wordsworth. Hate the bastard after studying English Literature at A level!

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  6. Lovely poem, I love William Wordsworth.

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  7. one of my favourite poets - cool

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  8. Beautiful! Simply beautiful.

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  9. wow i didnt realize today was womans day :D awesome.

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  10. I remember studying wordsworth in high school, always loved him. thanks!

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  11. I can`t explaynd so detayld, I think nobody is perfect.

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  12. always good to read your blog.

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