Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Po-Month Hump Day


`In our time the destiny of man presents its meanings in
political terms' - Thomas Mann

HOW can I, that girl standing there,
My attention fix
On Roman or on Russian
Or on Spanish politics?
Yet here's a travelled man that knows
What he talks about,
And there's a politician
That has read and thought,
And maybe what they say is true
Of war and war's alarms,
But O that I were young again
And held her in my arms!

W. B. Yeats


Lisa B. said...

You just can't go wrong with W.B. He, along with G.M. Hopkins and Frost, probably, were the reasons I got going.

dkm said...

I agree with lisa b about Yeats. But alas, in terms of my convert-my-student-to-poetry plan, this one’s sadly off the board. Email her a poem that ends “But O that I were young again / And held her in my arms!”? Yah, THAT would be a good idea! LOL

Renaissance Girl said...

DKM: Especially with "hump day."