Jun 2, 2008

Multiples

Many of a thing often attracts my attention as it becomes something more than it was alone.

Paul, a contributor to From The North Fork has left an observation.  Click "comments" immediately below to open.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Mark, I am intrigued with the way you state your observation on "multiples." I assume since it is not attributed to someone else, it your own special way of saying that. It immediately reminded me of William Wordsworth's poem "I wandered lonely as a cloud", which sort of shows the tremendous effect on the observer of ten thousand daffodils--quite a multiple there!

I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.