Sunday, June 1, 2008

Beautiful Poem, Beautiful Dress

This poem may be overused - its a popular funeral poem and it was used in the classic scene from Four weddings and a Funeral - But its exquisite and deserves individual acclaim, its Auden. To balance this I am also showing a gorgeous new gown from ASOS.

Funeral Blues

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought love would last forever: I was wrong

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.


Anonymous said...

Love that poem. <8

She's Dressing Up said...

Lovely poem and the dress is gorgeous!

the iron chic said...

That is romantic and depressing........