Tuesday, September 4, 2007

September Has Come

Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I fell in love with the poetry of Louis MacNeice when I was in college. The following is from his Autumn Journal written in 1939 – the joy in the pain felt at love’ passing:

September has come, it is hers
Whose vitality leaps in the autumn,
Whose nature prefers
Trees without leaves and a fire in the fire-place;
So I give her this month and the next
Though the whole of my year should be hers who has rendered already
So many of its days intolerable or perplexed
But so many more so happy;
Who has left a scent on my life and left my walls
Dancing over and over with her shadow,
Whose hair is twined in all my waterfalls,
And all of London littered with remembered kisses.

15 comments:

Daddo said...

When mourning is over, exit wound starts to heal, then closure.

"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." -Forrest Gump

Go ahead pick another chocolate!

Angeli said...

i certainly am!

Daddo said...

Mourning periods
Shiva seven days (learned fom Jewish friends)
Pasiyam nine days (dredged from Ilocano experience)
Iddah 4 months and 10 days (my ex Princess tradition)

Mourning song
Imagine by John Lennon

Angeli said...

"..love is short. forgetting is so long.." - p. neruda

Daddo said...

… Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
- The Beatles

Angeli said...

what's iddah?

Daddo said...

Muslim widows'(does not apply to widowers) mourning period for deceased husband. Can’t remarry, move out of her home and wear decorative clothes and jewelry. I wonder if my Princess observed this when she dumped me. Not!

Also, waiting period before she can remarry after a divorce.

Angeli said...

you have a princess.. so you're a prince? :)

Daddo said...

Had!!! Iadaeum Apo! Bad Angeli, go to your room! ;)

Angeli said...

ay wen nya.. nalpasen gayam.. so prinsipe ka isu? :)

Daddo said...

Nayanak ken dimakelak diay amianan Luzon. Saanak nga prinsipe. No makitam ni Ines Kannoyan ibagam nga birbirukek isuna. ;)

Angeli said...

it's funny but i miss speaking in ilocano. i'm not that good at it, though..

Daddo said...

Saan mo a lipatan ti sao nga pikayanakan. Will you write your next post in Ilocano?

Angeli said...

nag (insert ilocano term for difficult here) metten ti ipaar-aramid mo...

(was banging my head for like an hour now but i cannot remember what "difficult" is in ilocano! stupid, stupid me..)

Daddo said...

Nagrigaten is the word you are looking for!

You will write your next post in Ilocano, right?

 
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