Apostrophe to the Ocean from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

Thanks to Ken, I got to know a lovely poem. It was mentioned in the movie “The Bridges of Madison County”, Robert put it in the front of his book “Remembering”. I found that it was written by Lord Byron, and published in “Apostrophe to the Ocean from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage”, Canto 4 stanza 178:

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar;
I love not the man less, but nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the universe, and feel
What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal.

3 responses to “Apostrophe to the Ocean from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

  1. thanks to Ken I have the Byron poem. The other poetry quoted by Kincaid in the movie is the Song Of Wandering Aengus. ending with “silver apples of the moon, golden apples of the sun.

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