Thursday, 23 February 2012

Thursday; Unpredictable;

Life is unpredictable, extempore  like the weather.
It can be a big, bad bruise,  cracked and crazed,  leaves everything in its path bereft, or  a snack time of happiness with colours of vitality, bright, fresh and hopeful.
Do we have a choice? Or are we puppets of fate?

Horace  quoted: squid sit futurum cras, fuge quaerere
Do not ask what tomorrow brings

...and in Shakespeare's words who looked deep into the nature of mankind

Menenius: Thou rascal, that are worst in blood to run, leads first to win some vantage.
But make ready your stiff bats and clubs;
Rome and her rats are at the point of  battle;
Cericlanus Act 1Scene 1

Queen Margaret; O Buckingham! take heed of yonder dog; Look when he fawns, he bites; and when he bites His venom tooth will rankle to the death....
sin, death and hell have set their mark on him, and all their ministers attend to him.
Richard III Act 1 Scene III

Puck;....Now are frolic; not a mouse shall disturb  this hallow'd house; 
I am sent with broom before, To sweep the dust behind the door.
A Midsummer Night's dream; Act V  scene I

O Romeo, O Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Romeo and Juliet; ActII Scene II

.....  dear P.L.Dunbar knew happiness and sadness; and had  wonderful expressive words and a tender soul.

Invitation to Love

Come when the nights are bright with stars
Or come when the moon is mellow;
Come when the sun his golden bars
Drops on the hay-field yellow.
Come in the twilight soft and gray,
Come in the night or come in the day,
Come, O love, whene’er you may,
And you are welcome, welcome.

You are sweet, O Love, dear Love,
You are soft as the nesting dove.
Come to my heart and bring it to rest
As the bird flies home to its welcome nest.

Come when my heart is full of grief
Or when my heart is merry;
Come with the falling of the leaf
Or with the redd’ning cherry.
Come when the year’s first blossom blows,
Come when the summer gleams and glows,
Come with the winter’s drifting snows,
And you are welcome, welcome.



  1. Very true, life is unpredictable and we should treat every day as special and live it to its fullest. We never know what is around the corner. Love your descriptions and quotes you have a love of language.

  2. Hi Diane; thank you, yes you are right. Yes I love words, and the poets who are able to exploit them to the fullest.