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Poems quoted in an old TV show
Posted by: marian222 (86.153.107.---)
Date: July 11, 2007 07:23AM

Watching a very old Wexford episode the other day, there was a plotline based on an adolescent love affair and 10 romantic poems were quoted at various points - for a bit of fun, I've traced 8, from Shakespeare, Swinburne, Browning,Landor etc. Two elude me - the quotes are:

Wisdom and mirth. Unspeakable out of an insect or a shell

and:

But is death still seething
Where the wild flower shakes its bell
The skylark twinkles blue
and the pain of losing you
is almost more than I can bear.

Can anyone help, please?


Re: Poems quoted in an old TV show
Posted by: ilza-maria (200.162.233.---)
Date: May 07, 2008 01:06PM

the second one is taken from
Look! We Have Come Through! by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert)

A Young Wife

The pain of loving you
Is almost more than I can bear.

I walk in fear of you.
The darkness starts up where
You stand, and the night comes through
Your eyes when you look at me.

Ah never before did I see
The shadow that live in the sun!

Now ever tall glad tree
Turns round its back to the sun
And looks down on the ground, to see
The shadow it used to shun.

AT the foot of each glowing thing
A night lies looking up.

Oh, and I want to sing
And dance, but I can't lift up
My eyes from the shadows: dark
They lie spilt round the cup.

What is it?--Hark
The faint fine seethe in the air!

Like the seething sound in a shell!
It is death still seething where
The wild-flower shakes its bell
And the skylark twinkles blue-

The pain of loving you

Is almost more than I can bear.


Re: Poems quoted in an old TV show
Posted by: marian222 (86.151.145.---)
Date: May 09, 2008 05:57AM

Thanks so much, Ilza - another one I'd given up on - in some ways, it's even nicer when they are found after a long time, often when I've forgotten about them- like an unexpected gift or prize.


Re: Poems quoted in an old TV show
Posted by: ilza-maria (200.162.233.---)
Date: May 09, 2008 08:44AM

you´re welcome




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