Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mr. Yeats

Deep down in my heart, if I am being honest with myself, I think I should have studied something in the Humanities. I am very passionate about literature and music. While I do love reading I have to admit I don't know a lot about poetry, except if I like a poem or not, if it speaks to me. I have made a goal to expose my self to more poetry in a feeble attempt to teach myself. I found this poem by W.B. Yeats and a song that was composed and based on Yeats poem.

NEVER give all the heart, for love
Will hardly seem worth thinking of
To passionate women if it seem
Certain, and they never dream
That it fades out from kiss to kiss;
For everything that's lovely is
But a brief, dreamy. Kind delight.
O never give the heart outright,
For they, for all smooth lips can say,
Have given their hearts up to the play.
And who could play it well enough
If deaf and dumb and blind with love?
He that made this knows all the cost,
For he gave all his heart and lost.

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