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What is one to say about June? The time of perfect young summer, the fulfilment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

Gertrude Jekyll
A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
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The Secret

HeknerHekner Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭✭✭
"Two girls discover
the secret of life
in a sudden line of
poetry.

I who don’t know the
secret wrote
the line. They
told me

(through a third person)
they had found it
but not what it was
not even

what line it was. No doubt
by now, more than a week
later, they have forgotten
the secret,

the line, the name of
the poem. I love them
for finding what
I can’t find,

and for loving me
for the line I wrote,
and for forgetting it
so that

a thousand times, till death
finds them, they may
discover it again, in other
lines

in other
happenings. And for
wanting to know it,
for

assuming there is
such a secret, yes,
for that
most of all.



Denise Levertov - “The Secret"

Comments

  • davud.avdavud.av Posts: 23 ✭✭
    No way, this poem is one of my semester exams questions... Don't like poems but it is very nice.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    I'm just wondering, what if you have a secret and someone for example your best friend tried to divulge it to others, what would you do?
  • sammanisammani Posts: 238 ✭✭
    @kindgnice,nothing can be done in this situations I think.cos the person who we believe has broken already our belief.ahh but we can do one thing.we can say that secret to others before she
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,675 mod
    Of course the secret could be that there isn't any secret locked in the poem? Or am I just being dumb?
  • sammanisammani Posts: 238 ✭✭
    @kindgnice,nothing can be done in this situations I think.cos the person who we believe has broken already our belief. ahh but we can do one thing.we can say that secret to others before she/he .then it won`t a matter.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Lovely poem! Thanks for sharing it.
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,762 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May - Waterhouse 1909

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