Saturday, August 4, 2012
Classic Poetry - "Well I Remember" by Walter Savage Landor
Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
As poets and writers, artists and creators, we must seek a bit of the eternal through our work. That, at least, is the theme Walter Savage Landor addresses in this brief yet profound poem.
WELL I remember how you smiled
To see me write your name upon
The soft sea-sand—‘O! what a child!
You think you’re writing upon stone!’
I have since written what no tide
Shall ever wash away, what men
Unborn shall read o’er ocean wide
And find Ianthe’s name again.