Sunday, 27 March 2016

Easter Sunday



Easter Song by George Herbert



 

 

I Got me flowers to straw Thy way,
I got me boughs off many a tree;
But Thou wast up by break of day,
And brought’st Thy sweets along with Thee.


The sunne arising in the East,
Though he give light, and th’ East perfume,
If they should offer to contest
With Thy arising, they presume.


Can there be any day but this,
Though many sunnes to shine endeavour?
We count three hundred, but we misse:
There is but one, and that one ever.


Easter wings by George Herbert


Easter Wings



 [George Herbert lived from 1593 to 1633. His poems in English were published together in 1633. The second poem is meant to represent the shape of wings]



Happy Easter to all blog readers






18 comments:

  1. Hadn't heard of George Herbert before so interested to discover these poems. Love the visual idea of Easter Wings!

    Happy Easter

    Stephanie Jane

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    1. He was a lovely poet and sounds like a lovely man, and his 'shape' poems seem such a modern idea.

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  2. Lovely choice for today, Moira! Lots of wonderful imagery. And Happy Easter to you!

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  3. Happy Easter Moira. Words in angel wings.

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  4. Happy Easter to you, too, Moira.

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  5. I hope you had a lovely Easter, Moira.

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    1. Thanks Tracy, we had some great family time. Hope you did too.

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  6. sweet poem.nice blog and happy Easter to you.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words and glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  7. I hope that your Easter was filled with peaceful visions of high fashion. ;-) These shape poems have a long history and I include this link as it features a very Easter-like egg-shaped poem: https://sarahemilybond.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/using-graphic-language-a-short-history-of-figure-poems/

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    1. That was so interesting - thanks Vicki. So much for my saying above that shape poems seem modern. Fascinating history.

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    1. So glad we didn't detain you too long on the way to the chocolate eggs!

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