Poems and Quotes

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William Butler Yeats (1893)

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the mourning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.
This is what Him Indoors would like at this (hypothetical and hopefully very far in the future) funeral:
"Asleep" by The Smiths
Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
I'm tired and I
I want to go to bed

Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
And then leave me alone
Don't try to wake me in the morning
'Cause I will be gone
Don't feel bad for me
I want you to know
Deep in the cell of my heart
I will feel so glad to go

Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
I don't want to wake up
On my own anymore

Sing to me
Sing to me
I don't want to wake up
On my own anymore

Don't feel bad for me
I want you to know
Deep in the cell of my heart
I really want to go

There is another world
There is a better world
Well, there must be
Well, there must be
Well, there must be
Well, there must be
Well ...

Bye bye
Bye bye
Bye ...
One of the Smiths more jolly songs Image
You will find as you look back upon your life,
that the moments when you have truly lived ....
are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of Love.

Henry Drummond
Rosemary that's so true - those moments are the ones that bring some comfort and make you smile when you remember! Image
marie x
This is an oldie, came through via email this morning. Thought would share here. Plus this thread may interest some of the newer members.


I have a list of folks I know...
all written in a book,
And every now and then...
I go and take a look.
That is when I realize
these names...they are a part,
not of the book they're written in...
but taken from the heart.
For each Name stands for someone...
who has crossed my path sometime,
and in that meeting they have become...
the reason and the rhyme
Although it sounds fantastic...
for me to make this claim,
I really am composed...
of each remembered name.
Although you're not aware...
of any special link,
just knowing you, has shaped my life...
more than you could think.
So please don't think my greeting...
as just a mere routine,
your name was not...
forgotten in between.
For when I send a greeting...
that is addressed to you,
it is because you're on the list...
of folks I'm indebted to.
So whether I have known you...
for many days or few,
in some ways you have a part...
in shaping things I do.
I am but a total...
of many folks I've met,
you are a friend I would prefer...
never to forget.

The poem and the photo are lovely, Rosemary, thank you for sharing.
missing my old wifefriend/ on holiday, I had an urge feeling lonley to get up and write to humanity about being lonley and how scary it can be.Four years later I still love and care for her ,the quotes on this site and the previous poem communicate, and strengthen my desire to just do the job and keep at it,as, other people are feeling,too. couldn,t fit the poem in but its on the ms societies website undercreative writing . Image
I am only one, but I am still one; I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Edward Everett Hale
Thought it was about time to bring this back up for a bit.
“True friends are those who lift you up when your heart's wings forget how to fly.”
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