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Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Places And Men

Rating: 4.5
In Sussex here, by shingle and by sand,
Flat fields and farmsteads in their wind-blown trees,
The shallow tide-wave courses to the land,
And all along the down a fringe one sees
Of ducal woods. That 'dim discovered spire'
Is Chichester, where Collins felt a fire
Touch his sad lips; thatched Felpham roofs are these,
Where happy Blake found heaven more close at hand.

Goodwood and Arundel possess their lords,
Successive in the towers and groves, which stay;
These two poor men, by some right of their own,
Possessed the earth and sea, the sun and moon,
The inner sweet of life; and put in words
A personal force that doth not pass away.
William Allingham
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Sylvaonyema Uba 27 February 2017
Nicely written sonnet With good rhyme and rhythm. Sylva
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Mariyam Reyshma 11 December 2015
The inner sweet of life; and put in word A personal force that doth not pass away. I love these lines. Its a wonderful poem
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Terry Craddock 11 December 2015
'In Sussex here, by shingle and by sand, Flat fields and farmsteads in their wind-blown trees, The shallow tide-wave courses to the land, ' loved these lines, would have liked if the poem had continued with nature, without the lords but the deeper meaning was embedded with sentiment and dominant thoughts of the time :)
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Susan Williams 11 December 2015
Do men shape their land or does the land shape the men? Goodwood and Arundel possess their lords, Successive in the towers and groves, which stay; These two poor men, by some right of their own, Possessed the earth and sea, the sun and moon, The inner sweet of life; and put in words A personal force that doth not pass away.
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Chetan Pandey 11 December 2015
liked it... Thanks for sharing
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M Asim Nehal 11 December 2015
Nicely written.The inner sweet of life; and put in words A personal force that doth not pass away.
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Edward Kofi Louis 11 December 2015
Thanks for sharing. Nice work with the muse of nature.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 11 December 2015
Excellent poem with beautiful diction. Enjoyed the poem. Thanks for sharing.
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