Monday, August 4, 2008

Today is my birthday...




...but that is not the most important thing.. What's important is that I share my birthday with Percy Bysshe Shelley, the great Romantic poet! (Yes, he was married to Mary Shelley.) He was the subject of an essay I wrote in my college Romantic Poets class, which I believe was titled "Percy Bysshe Shelley - the Dark Romantic." I wish I had that essay with me.


If you have some time, I urge you to read "To a Skylark." This is my favorite stanza:

We look before and after,
And pine for what is not:
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught;
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.


*le sigh*


Happy birthday Percy!!!

And me too :)

3 comments:

almostgotit said...

happy birthday, *Cassandra!*

AnastasiaC said...

happy Birthday!!! hope you had a wonderful day....

mermaid musings said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to Cassandra
Happy birthday to youuuu

a little late but i am here to wish only the best,
hugs!