Shelley touched me tonight

February 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

A Good Read.  From my Favorite Poetry Book, which I found in my parents' own attic.

  English Poetry: It's Principles and Progress

an English Poetry School Textbook with "Representative Master Pieces from 1390-1917 and with Notes"

                   The MacMillan Company: London: MacMillan & Co., LTD,

                                                    1922

                                                    Gayle Young Kurtz Revised & Enlarged Edition

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Tonight, Feb 12, 2014,

 

I picked up my favorite book tonight. Here, I read the Stanzas from Adonais from an elegy upon the death of John Keats, by Percy Bysshe Shelley.  Pages 236-238.

 

Somehow, I find this poem touches me deeply.  It touches me as deeply as the nights I spent this past summer staying up and photographing fireflies.   

 

I don't know how such things can touch me so deeply, but this touch is as real as the touch of my fingers to the pages as I hold.  I touch these pages tenderly, and I hold this book to my heart dearly.  

 

 

 

 


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