Beauty And Beauty

When Beauty and Beauty meet
All naked, fair to fair,
The earth is crying-sweet,
And scattering-bright the air,
Eddying, dizzying, closing round,
With soft and drunken laughter;
Veiling all that may befall
After -- after --

Where Beauty and Beauty met,
Earth's still a-tremble there,
And winds are scented yet,
And memory-soft the air,
Bosoming, folding glints of light,
And shreds of shadowy laughter;
Not the tears that fill the years
After -- after --

by Rupert Brooke

Comments (19)

I so remember this poem from high school however I remember it in another phase that went like this. No man is an island no man stands alone for each mans joy is joy to me but each mans grief is his own we need one another so I will defend each man as my brother each man as my friend. I think thats right but I cant find it any where but my aging head.
Lengthy but Embroided with facts. Kudos donne!
The most Realistic Way to look life. You Shout Read it for Yourself. En Español solemos decirnos cuando alguien cercano a Nosotros Muere y queremos llorar: En vida, hermano en Vida.
John Donne (and your page) are real and marvellous discoveries! Thanks!
........we are definitely all in this together....this write is very beautiful....yet it is more like a letter of importance than a poem...written for someone special....someone chosen....someone for whom the bell tolls...the concepts in this poem are man is an island unto himself....when one of us fails....we all fail....and vice versa....truly this poet understood the meaning of togetherness....otherwise how could he have composed this brilliant masterpiece...
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