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posted by WileyJohn on December 25, 2016 at 1:25 PM | link to this | reply

Very interesting read. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your family 

posted by Chuck_E_Ibrahim on December 24, 2016 at 9:08 AM | link to this | reply

Aba

Sending you and yours wishes for a very Merry Christmas, dear Aba! 

posted by RPresta on December 24, 2016 at 12:36 AM | link to this | reply

Re: sam

You very rightly say 'it an be whom we choose and matters not who the poet had in mind'. That is its universality. That you so much sis Shelley. 

posted by anibanerjee on December 23, 2016 at 8:22 PM | link to this | reply

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I love your 'totally unattainable', which is so apt, and that you see yourself in it enhances the picture so much more, ha ha 

posted by anibanerjee on December 23, 2016 at 8:18 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Presta

So glad that you find it thought-provoking with so many possibilities. But it am afraid, in this case, I know just as much as you know or even probably less. One thing is for sure that Wordsworth was so Nature and human-loving a poet that in these he has not peer. Thank you again, my very dear Presta. 

posted by anibanerjee on December 23, 2016 at 8:16 PM | link to this | reply

I pictured my deceased sister as Lucy! I think that's the beauty of this one, it can be whom we choose and it matters not what the poet had in mind! Shelly 

posted by sam444 on December 22, 2016 at 8:23 PM | link to this | reply

of course my fancy wants it to be a gypsy girl. A girl impossibly beautiful full of spirit and totally unattainable.

posted by Kabu on December 22, 2016 at 12:21 PM | link to this | reply

Aba

Oh, boy, Aba dear, what a treasure you have given us here to ponder! Perhaps no one but Wordsworth will understand fully the Lucy poems. One would need to be a Wordsworth scholar, I dare say! I have read she may have been his Muse, his sister or those you mentioned. Could she have been a married lady, or an older widow woman who seemed youthful, a male (not likely), or simply his alter ego? He goes through the natural life cycles in the poems, quite deeply concerned about her death. Perhaps his own mortality confronts him with Lucy. One might even think Lucy WAS mortality. Good one, very thought-provoking, dear Aba. Thank you. 

 

posted by RPresta on December 22, 2016 at 1:18 AM | link to this | reply

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