[meteorite-list] Humor Alert: Cockermouth - Slightly or Heavily Off-Topic

From: Bernd Pauli HD <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:13 2004
Message-ID: <3BFC27AF.6943B4A0_at_lehrer1.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Walter jested:

> Hello Stuart, Woa. Indeed, I have reconsidered my
> vote and you win. Have you considered relocating?

Although the allusions are quite unambiguous :-))
I am sure Stuart would not consider relocating
because he lives in a place full of poetic
inspiration. The great William Wordsworth comes
from Cockermouth and one of the most beautiful
poems he has ever written is a poem some List
members will surely remember:

The Daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils,
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed - and gazed - but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Good Night,

Received on Wed 21 Nov 2001 05:16:15 PM PST

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