Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Great Regulars: Amid the myriad distractions of our

busy lives, we can all benefit from a moment of contemplation. In this poem, the speaker escapes from the frenetic activity of the big smoke and looks out over a bay, where the sea merely comes and goes. His phrase, "I sit me down" suggests the force of will that this time of peace and relaxation takes.

When we do decide to let our bodies rest and our minds wander, the littlest things can turn out to contain the greatest wisdom.

from Christopher Nield: The Epoch Times: The Antidote--Classic Poetry for Modern Life: A Reading of 'Magna Est Veritas' by Coventry Patmore


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