Reminding Us Again Why We Love Poetry
If you are a lover of poetry then there are definitely a few lines from your favourite poets that you remember by heart.
Buzzfeed asked their members recently to share some of their favourite lines of poetry. You might have heard of some of these before, or they might be new to you, but they definitely captured me in some way. There is nothing like some beautiful lines of poetry to brighten up your day!
Here are my favourite 10 of their full list, which you can find here.
Hope you enjoy, and if you have a favourite feel free to share!
From “Variations on the Word Sleep” by Margaret Atwood:
“I would like to be the air
that inhabits you for a moment
only. I would like to be that unnoticed
and that necessary.”
From “The Wasteland” by T.S. Eliot:
“These fragments I have shored
Against my ruins.”
From “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats:
“The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”
From “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou:
“You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.”
From “Auguries of Innocence” by William Blake:
“To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
To hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour.”
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