Good Morning from California

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by panoply, May 26, 2011.

  1. panoply

    panoply Banned Member

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds and shall find me unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.

    - William Ernest Henley

    Every time I read this poem I get chills and little shocks of hope run up my spine. Best of wishes to you all this [insert time of day], and remember: meaning and purpose are not discovered; they are created.
  2. The Unforgiven

    The Unforgiven Well-Known Member

    lol, heres to tolerating and loving the shit out if you too! :p
    :hug: :hug: hope youre having a good day :)
  3. panoply

    panoply Banned Member

    So far so good. Good on you.
  4. tweetypie

    tweetypie Antiquities Friend

    lol hey hun i like that poem too its very deep xx
  5. panoply

    panoply Banned Member

    I love poetry. This poem happens to be one of my favorites. Here's another.




    e.e. cummings.

    See if you can figure it out.
    Tip: once you think you've figured it out, you haven't. :)
  6. tweetypie

    tweetypie Antiquities Friend

    a leaf falls lonliness
  7. panoply

    panoply Banned Member

    l(a - letters separated, lonely; also, lowercase 'L' resembles the number 1
    le - no clue
    af - these letters are facing away from each other, as if at odds
    fa - these letters appear to be in an "embrace"
    ll - Happy couple!
    s) - solo 's' looking out a window of sorts...?

    one - obvious
    l - lowercase 'L' resembles the number 1

    iness - the state of being 'I' (myself = loneliness)

    Horizontally, the poem spells l(a leaf falls)oneliness. Vertically it resembles the pattern of a leaf falling. It's beautiful in its simplicity, and my favorite poem.

    That's how I see it.
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