Sunday, December 18, 2005

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd;
Labour and rest, that equal periods keep;
"Obedient slumbers that can wake and weep;"
Desires compos'd, affections ever ev'n,
Tears that delight, and sighs that waft to Heav'n.
Grace shines around her with serenest beams,
And whisp'ring angels prompt her golden dreams.
For her th' unfading rose of Eden blooms,
And wings of seraphs shed divine perfumes,
For her the Spouse prepares the bridal ring,
For her white virgins hymeneals sing,
To sounds of heav'nly harps she dies away,
And melts in visions of eternal day.

from "Eloisa to Abelard" by Alexander Pope



Blogger Murali said...

I shall admite sire that tis a work of art altho only verbally still it shines blinding me with its obscurity in terms of meaning !

In simpler words, huh?? didn get much of the poem although was written very gracefully i felt... Have u seen the movie ?? It is quite good...

Wed Dec 28, 06:52:00 AM 2005  
Blogger Vaibhav said...

ya, the movie is very good!

Thu Apr 27, 05:51:00 PM 2006  

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