Thursday, May 04, 2006

Thomas Hardy was wise.....

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.

5 Comments:

Blogger expat@large said...

He was a majorly depressing old fucker as well.

No one ever liked him personally.

1:05 am  
Blogger Madame Chiang said...

Can't argue with that description...but he wrote lovely books...depressing, but lovely! Gabriel and his 'unrequited' love for Bathsheba.

Whilst trying to remember the name of the guy that Bathsheba married I knew it was Sergeant and an ancient greek name! I googled the book and found this link...hysterical! Puts FFTMC into a totally different perspective!!

8:42 am  
Blogger 21stCenturyShea said...

Yeah, he was downer. Still he was one of the few first rate novelists to be a first rate poet. Consider, "The Riddle"

Stretching eyes west
Over the sea,
Wind foul or fair,
Always stood she
Prospect-impressed;
Solely out there
Did her gaze rest,
Never elsewhere
Seemed charm to be.

II

Always eyes east
Ponders she now -
As in devotion -
Hills of blank brow
Where no waves plough.
Never the least
Room for emotion
Drawn from the ocean
Does she allow.

2:11 pm  
Blogger Seven Seas said...

Life is full of sorrows, so take every moment of happiness as the blessing that it is.

7:14 pm  
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7:58 am  

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