It tells the truth of our existence...that time is a circle, in fact there is no time.
It is just an illusion built into our days and nights by the rotation of celestial objects. I knew you before and I will know you again. This is not defined romance. It is the truth of our knowing one another which dwells in and surpasses confined thought. Love is the only thing that can open the veil, and hatred will close it. I think 'Gabrielle' saw this in glimpse and vision. Thank you Dante for expressing my personal experience, perhaps in glimpses at the turn of the light and sudden revelation that sometimes slips away. Oh, if only I could live in this light. If I did, would you tell me to keep my feet on the ground The Poem Sudden Light by Dante Rosetti - Example of Wedding Poetry Poetry written with a wedding theme such as the poem Sudden Light by Dante Rosetti is piece of literature written by the poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish Wedding poetry from wedding prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. A famous example of wedding poetry is the poem Sudden Light by Dante Rosetti Subjects Living, Love, Time & Brevity, Relationships, Romantic Love, Classic Love The idea of a romantic reoccurrence, to return from one life to the next to a same lover or ‘soulmate’ is an idea both beautiful and perhaps unsettling, depending upon how you consider it. It is also a notion which is in keeping with Rossetti’s fascination with both the physical and the spiritual; the intertwining of thought with feeling. Sudden Light appeared in Poems, 1870 in a section entitled ‘Sonnets and Songs’ which was the precursor to what many consider to be Rossetti’s crowning poetic achievement, The House of Life. This complex collection of sonnets attempted to mark and capture ‘the feelings of a fleeting moment’ within an intimate relationship and highlighted Rossetti’s own desire to transcend these passing temporal moments in time, instead creating something more meaningful and everlasting. Though it was eventually published as a separate stand-alone poem, Sudden Light encapsulates this impossible search for a higher meaning, a ‘perfect moment’ which every other moment in life revolves around. I’m not sure.. (I’m going to speak up now for my terrible keyboard – thank you? PC World for a reconditioned laptop with a crassly touchy-feely keyboard which has me forever re-entering missed out letters) …About the singular idea of some’ higher meaning’ it’s a great line poem – by which I mean Rossetti seems to make the most of oneliner meaning in amongst the fray of his circular reoccurences in temporal time – you know – with the intuitive wishing and supposedly occasionally glimmering of temporal time yet always breaking through with the “But just when”. The moment of creation; the suggestively impossible shape of a word or moment suddenly coming into existence as a possible glimmer through the pre-destined – ‘Some veil did fall, – I knew it all of yore.’ ). And that, is the most important lightening flash, which, transmits itself through the ‘human glimmer of something more’ through the ‘here before’ into the ‘but when or how’ Rossetti, sems
He lives in but realises more than temporal time – I see it as finding the paradigm. the sweet keen smell.--How long ago I may not know” this meaning that the man has been with this women before in this particular situation but he cannot recall when their last (first) wedding actually occurred. But when or how I cannot tell: I know the grass beyond the door”.I knew it all of yore”. A veil being a clothing article that is generally worn by women. The poem concludes with “Has this been thus before? And shall not thus time's eddying flight Still with our lives our love restoreIn death's despite. the lights around the shore” meaning that he knows what’s beyond the doors of the building they’re in (perhaps a church) as he has fled his first marriage. this being identified in the poem as “I know the grass beyond the door. Similar in the sense that they both embody the overall theme of marriage. the spark was gone but it is now re-lit. The rest of the poem in this case being the man’s second shot at marriage with the same women. Some veil did fall. in this case. I believe that the poem is telling the story of a couple renewing their wedding vows. in some instances during marriage. a great mover and shifter. I believe the title of the poem “Sudden Light” is quite relevant to this certain interpretation. The poem concludes with “Still with our lives our love restore In death's despite. but this cannot truly be interpreted until the whole poem is read. And day and night yield one delight once more?” Meaning that yes. where he states that “Has this been thus before? And shall not thus time's eddying flight” meaning that he has given a shot at marriage before and it has not been successful but this time he will not run away.
Second notion: The second interpretation I have conjured up is similar to the first. I believe that this poem is telling the story of a man who has been in a particular situation before. past and forward into ‘time’s eddying flight’ because we perhaps have not absolutely understood the moments of deja vu but can only give their past tense where infact theymay always live before us in a shape that can only be ‘versed’ as Rossetti does – ‘mine before’ ‘thus before’ ‘delight once more’ First notion: The poem Sudden Light by Dante Rossetti is one that tells quite an interesting story. this can now be interpreted to mean that the man has been in the wedding situation before. The man has perhaps ran away the first time around. And day and night yield one delight once more?” this to me indicating that once again their love is restored. they have been in this marriage situation before but now they’re there to restore the love they have for themselves and
. The poem starts off by saying: “I have been here before.to me. In this case. The man recalling that he has “been here before. The “light” in this case being the spark that is being re-ignited in the relationship between the husband and wife and the man is seeing this as he is looking at his wife and he is ready to spend the rest of his life with her. marriage. they will give marriage another shot and live day and night with each other until death do them part. He goes on to state: “You have been mine before. The notion of marriage is alluded to in lines 9 and 10 by saying that: “Your neck turn’d so. Referring back to the opening lines of the poem. but when or how he cannot tell” meaning that it’s been so long since he has truly been with his wife. . Further notions of the man running away from his first marriage are seen in the last stanza. knowing it intimately in your own historical (personal space) but realising that it goes past this shape. and the reader is seeing it through the perspective of the man. The sighing sound.
The belief structures the entire dynamic order of The House of Life. Rossetti registers that shock of recognition and. insistent. Every evening. There’s a “sweet smell. The last stanza raises the question of the possibility of metempsychosis. a topic that fascinated Rossetti and that informs his incomplete tale. the idea that true lovers occupy an eternal space that defines their relationship. A casual turn of the head—the kind of ges. In the third stanza. and retracts.” So where are we? It’s not until the final word of the first stanza that we realize these sensations arise from the ocean. we remem. It’s an amazing fact that the night sky is a graveyard of stars long since burnt out. Up to that point.they are going to live the rest of their lives happily This poem treats one of DGR's most deeply desired beliefs. The use of rhyme suggests a chain of being that binds together all of creation. steadies.” The self rec. St. As he looks “beyond the door. In the second stanza we move from “I” to “you. expands.
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.ber it—though how that’s possible we haven’t got a clue.ness as it begins to discern some.thing of its nature. Rossetti's most frequently anthologized lyric. The poem’s varied rhythm cap. A cat lick. deals with the experience of deja vu. but whose light continues to irradiate across the universe. and is explicitly present at various points.” Rossetti is indeed on the threshold of con. and in the pictorial work is epitomized by the picture How They Met Themselves. the past becomes the present. For a modern reader. “Before” becomes “once more.getfulness that has separated the lovers.
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