I just rediscovered this post (and the song) and decided it has to take part in Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday
Wordsworth’s “Lucy” is one of the most divine poems I have ever read. I heard it first in Divine Comedy’s Song which is only a part of the whole poem but it just touched my heart.
Please enjoy: Lucy by Divine Comedy
I traveled among unknown men
In lands beyond the sea;
Nor, England did I know till then
What love I bore to thee.
‘Tis past, that melancholy dream!
Nor will I quit thy shore
A second time; for I still seem
To love thee more and more.
Among thy mountains did I feel
The joy of my desire;
And she I cherished turned her wheel
Beside an English fire.
By mornings showed, by nights concealed
The bowers where Lucy played;
And thine too is the last green field
That Lucy’s eye surveyed.
She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove,
A Maid whom there were none to praise
And very few to love:
A violet by a mossy stone
Half hidden from the eye
Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.
She lived unknown, and few could know
When Lucy ceased to be;
But she is in her grave and, oh
The difference to me
A slumber did my spirit seal;
I had no human fears.
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly eyes.
No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled round in earth’s diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.
Read more: Divine Comedy – Lucy Lyrics | MetroLyrics
Here are Helen’s suggestions for taking part in Song Lyric Sunday:
Please feel free to join Song Lyric Sunday with one of your own. We love sharing music!
Here are the “rules”:
- Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
- I’ve started including who wrote the song. (I think it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due)
- Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
- Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
- Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
- Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process
- Check out the new badge for Song Lyric Sunday! Feel free to start using it in your posts or add it to your site to show you are participating.