Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Solitude..........Byron

There is 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're express, yet cannot all conceal.

I love this poem and I think better than any other, it describes me and how I feel about nature and all she freely bestows on us all.

16 comments:

Steve said...

Just catching up with your posts Cheryl after a few days 'away'....absolutely love your blog...great pictures and great words....thanks for sharing...

beckie said...

How absolutely wonderful! Is that a turtle between the rabbits? Byron has said what some feel all the time and all of us feel some of the time. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I can see why you love this poem. Nature does share so much with us and it is impossible for one to put into words how it makes us feel.

Cheryl said...

Hi Steve...hoped you enjoyed your time away.....tku for yuour kind comments.

Cheryl said...

Hi Beckie...do you know why I like you so much....because you make me smile. No it isn't a turtle its a carved wooden toadstool....I wish it was a turtle but we don't have them here!!
Byron had a wonderful way with words, he is another poet that I enjoy.

Cheryl said...

It is a lovely poem Lisa and I thought some of you nature lovers would enjoy it.

Rose said...

I had forgotten these lines; I never taught much Byron, so I don't remember his poetry as well. But this one is very thought-provoking; I can see why they mean so much to you.

Since Beckie asked about the "turtle," I'll ask about the rabbits--they look real, are they? I had one just like that sitting in my vegetable garden last night. I sent Coco, the dog, after him, who promptly chased off some birds instead.

Cheryl said...

Oh yes Rose the rabbits are most definately real.....they are ALWAYS in my garden......but Nella, my terrier does see them off. She is not interested in birds, just the rabbits and the rats....so she earns her keep very well.

That photograph was taken in my kitchen through double glazing.....and the rabbits were right at the other end of the garden....so it actually wasn't a bad shot,,,,turtle and all. lol

beckie said...

Cheryl, well-it kinda looks like a turtle.:) no turtles, now that is sad!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Byron had such a way with words and this is a shining example! Love the poem and understand why you love it so much. Wonderful pic that made me smile.

Cheryl said...

Hi Beckie......you are wonderful....lol

Cheryl said...

Hi Yolanda......the photograph would not make you smile if the rabbits were in your garden!!!!

Wendy said...

This poem says it all. I love it! Thanks for sharing - and the pic of the bunnies.

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy...yes it does say it all, for us nature lovers anyway....

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Byron has a way of saying what is in my heart. I connect with the sky and the soil and the critters that fly and crawl. I sleep the best after a day in the garden.
Thank you.
Sherry

Cheryl said...

Byron is wonderful Sherry and says what it close to my heart in this poem. I thought you would appreciate it.....