As Always

File:Nature reserve Žižkův vrch in summer 2012 (21).JPGAs always, I am overloaded with schoolwork and because of this, my blog suffers. I’m sorry, blog.

However, I still want to provide words and something to think about.

Please think about these words by Wordsworth in his poem, The Tables Turned”

 

Up! up! my Friend, and quit your books;

Or surely you’ll grow double:

Up! up! my Friend, and clear your looks;

Why all this toil and trouble?

The sun, above the mountain’s head,

A freshening lustre mellow

Through all the long green fields has spread,

His first sweet evening yellow.

Books! ’tis a dull and endless strife:

Come, hear the woodland linnet,

How sweet his music! on my life,

There’s more of wisdom in it.

And hark! how blithe the throstle sings!

He, too, is no mean preacher:

Come forth into the light of things,

Let Nature be your teacher.

She has a world of ready wealth,

Our minds and hearts to bless–

Spontaneous wisdom breathed by health,

Truth breathed by cheerfulness.

One impulse from a vernal wood

May teach you more of man,

Of moral evil and of good,

Than all the sages can.

Sweet is the lore which Nature brings;

Our meddling intellect

Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things–

We murder to dissect.

Enough of Science and of Art;

Close up those barren leaves;

Come forth, and bring with you a heart

That watches and receives.

It’s hard for me to read anything that disses books, but the poem’s overall theme rings true. I would love to get a tattoo of that last couplet, “Come forth, and bring with you a heart/That watches and receives.” What poem do you think would make a good tattoo?

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