At the dinner table
“Well you didn’t have to wait up for me “, he pulled out a chair and sat next to her, ” you could have done your dinner earlier”.
“I didn’t” she shook her head , ” I am sitting here to give you company”.
She then served him rotis and curry.
” I know you don’t like eating alone”, she informed him.
He gave a lopsided grin at that.
I am not sure if it is right,
With little connection between us
Hardly can I show my empathy;
And I don’t even know when it happened.
When you lost the touch that could create tingles,
Yet the last string might be enough to pull us back.
Yes you and me , get by
Easily it seems, we don’t have to try
Exchanging ideas , we reveal the truth, not shy
The world might say things, making me cry
But you are my strength , won’t let me die
Yes we do get by.
They told me to cry, I couldn’t
They said you will never be back,
I tried but couldn’t feel,
Was my mind so strong, not letting me break,
Anticipation perhaps is my answer,
My soul was already lost, when you were done
I knew you wouldn’t be back,
So I let my soul free to roam with you.
Every moment, I turned my back
Dark alleys and rusty buildings adored my sight,
I could feel someone close to me,
But my eyes chose not to see
How long did you keep me company I don’t know,
The faint cologne was unmistakably your love to show;
I know you were there ever moment;
To know I was safe , not being poisoned.
Some might say too simple of a flower,
Rings and necklaces got the better share;
Neither am I an agent to think, nor do I care,
Love for me is smooth, with simple gifts to shower.
Today I am going to give a brief biography of William Wordsworth and then a summary of the poem will be presented.
William Wordsworth was born in April 7, 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England. At the age of 13 he was an orphan , yet he did well in his school and later joined Cambridge University and graduated from there. On a trip to France he fell in love with Annette Vallon, who became pregnant. But later a declaration of war between England and France separated the two. In 1795 he met Samuel Taylor Coleridge; both of them became friends and later worked on “Lyrical Ballads” together. In 1802 there was a temporary lull in the war which meant he could see Annette and their daughter, Caroline. But he again had to return back due to limited funds. Later that year he got married. In 1843 Wordsworth was appointed as the Poet Laureate (official poet of a country) . He died on April 23, 1850.
In this poem , the Poet shows his anger towards us greedy , unsatisfied humans. When he says ” is too much with us” , he means that we have received so much from the nature that we are not able to handle it properly. Bestowed upon us was a huge ore of resources by mother nature and that is the reason we don’t know how to appreciate it. At the end he says he wants to be raised as a pagan so that he is able to love and worship the nature and Gods related to it.
She walked past him without calling him back. He was the most handsome person for her once, but now she could only see him as an average man, for whom she bore no feelings.
For her he was just any other man from the crowd.
Is it the smile or the smirk?
The eyes or brows’ arch,
You just made a mark,
Forever in my heart.
“So will you be doing that “? she asked him
“Do what “? he asked her while turning a page of their old wedding album .
“Did you even listen to anything I said”? she enquired with a scowl
“Umm…Actually no”, he replied like a kid caught with a candy.
“Then what were you doing while I was ranting the list “, she asked him almost fuming now.
He knew how to calm her, “I was just trying to understand, how a woman could look so beautiful and yet retain for the past 40 years”.
A smile slowly crept up her lips and she gave a small peck on his cheek.