Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Me by Walter de la Mare

A favourite poem of mine is Me by Walter de la Mare...I think it is the references to trees and flowers that catches my heart. I only wish that I had been Just Me much earlier in my life.

Me

As long as I live
I shall always be
My Self – and no other,
Just me.

Like a tree.

Willow, elder,
Aspen, thorn,
Or cypress forlorn.

Like a flower,
For its hour

Primrose, or pink,
Or a violet –
Sunned by the sun,
And with dewdrops wet.

Always just me.

Till the day comes on
When I leave this body,
It’s all then done,
And the spirit within it
Is gone.


Walter de la Mare


2 comments:

  1. Wish I could be a just me 'sunned by the sun'!

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  2. I agree - without the wind if possible.

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