by Andrew Marvell
My Love is of a birth as rare
As ’tis for object strange and high:
It was begotten by despair
Magnanimous Despair alone.
Could show me so divine a thing,
Where feeble Hope could ne’r have flown
But vainly flapt its Tinsel Wing.
And yet I quickly might arrive
Where my extended Soul is fixt,
But Fate does Iron wedges drive,
And alwaies crouds it self betwixt.
For Fate with jealous Eye does see.
Two perfect Loves; nor lets them close:
Their union would her ruine be,
And her Tyrannick pow’r depose.
And therefore her Decrees of Steel
Us as the distant Poles have plac’d,
(Though Loves whole World on us doth wheel)
Not by themselves to be embrac’d.
Unless the giddy Heaven fall,
And Earth some new Convulsion tear;
And, us to joyn, the World should all
Be cramp’d into a Planisphere.
As Lines so Loves Oblique may well
Themselves in every Angle greet:
But ours so truly Parallel,
Though infinite can never meet.
Therefore the Love which us doth bind,
But Fate so enviously debarrs,
Is the Conjunction of the Mind,
And Opposition of the Stars.
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Thanks to the internet many people who would previously been too embarassed to write and showcase poetry can do it without hesitation. They can anonomously post their work to get the critique and praise they would like to hear from their peers.
It’s a wonderful thing that people can freely express themselves and their hobbies, but with all of that newfound talent and beauty, their is also a downside. There are more and more people who have no clue what the true meaning of poetry is. They can rhyme words, but they can’t do what the real poets do. Make the reader feel emotion, feel what the poet feels. They cannot paint a picture in the readers mind, they cannot change someones view on life with an expertly crafted crusade of emotions, that is what a true poet does. Continue reading
1. Add Quotes from Respected authors.
A quote is a way of setting your advice against the wisdom of established experts. A well chosen quote also breaks up the monotony of your own prose. There are many quotes on writing here is one illustrating how we should never allow a lack of talent to dissuade us from writing.
It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.
2. Choose an Engaging Title.
Titles are of great importance for setting up a short article, more so on the internet, than anywhere else. A Title should be clear and also catch the attention of the reader.
See: Choosing eyecatching titles
3. Get Rid of Superfluous Words.
Don’t start an article with phrases like, “I haven’t felt like writing much recently.” If you can remove a word and the meaning stays the same, the word can go.
4. Ask questions of your Reader.
Is there any reason why you cannot improve your own writing, with these simple tips? Look at a recent article; is there a suitable quote you could add? Can you add your own personal experience? By asking questions, it turns the article from a lecture into a conversation. Although you would not want to overdo this method.
5. Take a strong point of view: be Bold, don’t sit on the fence. Make a convincing case for a particular point of view. see: How to stand out from the crowd
People may disagree with you, but it’s better to be bold than placid.
6. Give personal examples.
This is one of the most effective ways of giving added interest to an article. If you can give personal examples you can turn theory into practise. People respond to personal example because it shows that you are writing from experience. My experience with overcoming a google penalty
Nate’s experience in getting 400 RSS subscribers
Humour can sometimes simply involve taking a contrary view, which is both absurd and unlikely. It makes a change from the formulaic writing that seems to flourish on the internet.
Imprisoned by the apartheid regime for 27 years
He has made such an impact on the whole world simply by wishing to be treated as an equal.
Andrew Barrett, Bedford
I have visited South Africa. I have spoken with many who lived through apartheid. The fact that I encountered everywhere a philosophy of looking towards the future rather than being bitter about the past is largely, I believe, because Mandela set the example.
Anna Lindsay, Cambridge
He is living proof that one man can make a difference.
Kathy Hansen, Sunderland
He inspired other Southern African (Namibian and Zimbabwean) people to continue to struggle to end the evil system of apartheid; he kept his standards even under the oppression of prison life, befriending his jailer, encouraging his comrades, educating, learning, and refining his skills and wisdom. He still inspires the world in the fight to end poverty and other struggles such as that of the Palestinian people in the hope of ending their oppression/occupation. He is above all a warm, forgiving and open human being.
Patricia Bryden, Edinburgh
Labelled a terrorist, he experienced harsh racial hatred and discrimination and was imprisoned for more than 25 years for his political views. Yet, on release, he did not seek revenge; he showed his statesmanship, good grace and humour, and did not reject the white minority that had held millions of his fellow black countrymen as almost non-citizens, almost slave labour. What humility and generosity of spirit. If we are to bring about any form of harmony between the peoples of this planet, he is our role model. He is a giant of a man who humbles us all.
H Glenister, Taunton