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Poem of the Day

February 8, 2009

    Catherine in the rain

                            Vincent watching Catherine

I Loved Her For That She Was Beautiful

By Philip James Bailey

I loved her for that she was beautiful;
And that to me she seem'd to be all Nature,
Would set at night in clouds of tears, and rise
All light and laughter in the morning; fear
No petty customs nor appearances;
But think what others only dream'd about; 
And say what others did but think; and do
What others dared not do: so pure withal
In soul; in heart and act such conscious yet
Such perfect innocence, she made round her
A halo of delight. 'Twas these which won me;—
And that she never school'd within her breast
One thought or feeling, but gave holiday
To all; and that she made all even mine
In the communion of love: and we
Grew like each other, for we loved each other;
She, mild and generous as the air in spring;
And I, like earth all budding out with love.

Click here to hear this poem read by Tim Rooch.



Wendy M         2/13/2009 1:39:44 PM
This is a beautiful poem and speaks wonderfully of the love that Catherine and Vincent shared.

Skippy         2/10/2009 4:22:42 AM
Many thanks, Tim - your voice is truly made for poetry.

Southofoz         2/9/2009 5:58:50 PM
thank you Tim that was beautifully read

Amy         2/9/2009 2:22:58 PM
Great to hear your voice speak such beauty Tim!! Wonderful as always Amyx

Sharon         2/8/2009 2:16:32 PM
Very nice reading, Tim

daria         2/8/2009 12:04:44 PM
thank you tim!! that was a lovely reading!! i'm so glad you're here!!

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