Just reminded of Coleridge's famous lines from 'Dejection: An Ode':
 
 "O Lady! we receive but what we give,
  And in our life alone does Nature live:
  Ours is her wedding-garment, ours her shroud!"
 
CR

--- On Thu, 9/23/10, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Yes. And the images from nature carry a sad association, and evoke a sad memory.
 
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--- On Thu, 9/23/10, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
And Lincoln in a coffin.
P.
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Indeed!  "Lilac and star and bird" -- "the fragrant pines, and the cedars dusk and dim".
 
Thank you, Peter.
 
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"When lilacs last in the dooryard bloomed."
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Subject: OT - sharing a reading of 'Jasmine', a poem by John Eppel

"now that the jasmine is blooming / and the air is stilled by woodsmoke"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2010/jul/12/jasmine-john-eppel-poetry

poetry has many voices, indeed
 
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