A poem about....
Posted by Shannon on November 11, 1997 at 23:06:03:
I was at the library and found a book called Little Treasurey of British Poetry and found a neat anonymous poem that reminded me of one of the characters from S&S(especially the third stansa). I will wrote it below and not tell you who I think it was. I hope it is as obvious to you as it was to me(I may be completely off, but if so, I am sorry.) Here it is:
"The Sea Hath Many Thousand Sands"
The sea hath many thousand sands,
The sky hath motes as many;
The sky is full of stars, and love
As full of woes as any:
Believe me, that do know the elf,
And make no trial by thyself.
It is in truth a pretty toy
For babes to play withal;
But O the honies of our youth
Are oft our age's gall!
Self-proof in time will make thee know
He was a prophet told thee so:
A prophet that, Cassandera-like,
Tells truth without belief;
For headstrong youth will run his race,
Although his goal be grief:
Love's martyr, when his heat is past,
Proves Care's confessor at the last.
What think you? I am interested to see how you interpret it. I will tell my opinion later if that is acceptable.
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