Nature home pleasure

I can never get people to understand that poetry is the expression of excited passion, and that there is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever.

– Lord George Gordon Byron. [1788-1824]

There Is Pleasure In The Pathless Woods

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the universe, and feel
What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal.

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10 Responses to “Nature home pleasure”

  1. jingle Says:

    awesome poem,
    I like your beautiful words.

  2. THE BEATY Says:

    Of all the poets Jingle introduced me to Your’se stands above the rest

  3. gbaugh Says:

    Beautiful, I love that piece. ” Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage” Thank you for posting it.

    Gerardine Baugh
    http://gerardinebaugh.wordpress.com/

  4. keymus23 Says:

    I grabbed these verses from Into the Wild movie about an adventure journey of a young man by the name Chris Maccandless. I am reading the book too. It’s really a moving story of a nature lover who gave up society life to emancipate in trampping into the wild. He tried to make sense of his life and lived fantasises of his book’s authors. I have some communs with this story hero, I hope to find time to read all the book.

  5. brian miller Says:

    great book. the movie was nicely done as well…but the book is better i believe. a tragic tale…that last line says it all.

  6. nanno1982 Says:

    The poem reminded me of Robert Frost masterpiece “The Road Less Travelled”..

    I loved the quote for Lord George Gordon Byron too.. I wonder what would he say if he visited our world now and saw how small poets are struggling with the cruel world!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Jaymie Says:

    Wonderful verses to share. Thank you.

  8. catgirlslovehaiku Says:

    Interesting cadence and rhythm in this poem. But it works! Like it.

  9. keymus23 Says:

    Thank you all. I didn’t expect so much visits. Let me share with you that this poem have got a great impact on me although I am not used to read poems in English. May be this is a cue that feelings are stronger than words. Yet, poem words that stem from strong feeling still be strong and this is why I quoted lord Byron words on poetry as a foreword to the poem ”There is pleasure in the pathless woods”.

  10. keymus23 Says:

    There are interesting insights about this peom at:

    http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/50356-Lord-George-Gordon-Byron-The-Dark–Blue-Sea

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