Monday, May 18, 2009

From a sonnet...

What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

3 comments:

Luisa Santos said...

very true. the dream and the dreamer are the same, in a way. as the writer and his writings. and the artist and his artworks. at least, in a way. otherwise, how would it be true?

thinker said...

I agree Luisa, i believe that the dreamer and the dreamed can become one.
Chekhov said that perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state, and that being in love shows a person who he should be. Love verses often really are incredibly inspiring and full of truth, more than everything else.
And this beautiful quote from a love sonnet, which says that everything we do or dream "contains" the person we love, possesses that special sparkle of truth.

mansuetude said...

what you write here, is similiar to what Pablo Neruda says in a very later post in his poem... the beloved is himself; exteriorized.