DP Daily Prompts: By Heart
You’re asked to recite a poem(or song lyrics) What’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it stayed, intact,in your mind?
The poem that immediately comes to my mind is one by : “A psalm of life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow”
Here is the first verse:
Tell me not in mournful numbers.
Life is but an empty dream!—
For the soul is dead that slumbers.
And things are not what they seem.
It has a special meaning to me because I learned this when I was seven, my memory was really good, which is what I was told by the Nun my teacher.
I liked it also because it rhymed beautifully. Today when I think of it I like it even more because it is such a meaningful poem.
The next verse is even better:
Life is real, Life is earnest
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.
It’s truly a wonderful poem, this one will always remain intact in my mind.