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外研版高二年级：The Tang poems
I'VE been reading English poems for more than five years now. By doing so I have come to learn that the English language is a marvellous (绝妙的) thing; it's so attractive.
I read my first English poem in a magazine. It was a poem written by Christina Rossetti. I can still remember its remarkable (非凡的) lines: "I wish I could remember the first day, first hour, first moment of your meeting me…"
I lost myself in the poem's music-like lines. From then on, I became interested in English poems. Reading Shakespeare's sonnets (十四行诗), I felt the love of the poet and the beauty of nature.
When I read Wordsworth's work, my heart would follow the beat of the poet's, sometimes as bright as summer, sometimes as dim (暗淡的) as failing candlelight (烛光). His poems evoke (唤起) feelings of a dream world in me one full of fantastic views and colours.
My favourite poet is Irishman William Butler Yeats. His early works are fresh and romantic. But then the girl he loved turned him down and he had to endure (忍受) the hardship of WWI. After that, his poetry became deeper and more considered.
In his famous poem "1919", I can feel his anger about the war: "Now days are dragon-ridden (到处都是龙，形容很危险), the nightmare (恶梦) / Rides upon sleep: a drunken soldiery / Can leave the mother, murdered at her door, / To crawl (爬行) in her own blood, and go scot-free (逍遥法外)."
I love the feeling of reading poems. Imagine you are alone in a room, with a nice cup of coffee and a quality sound system playing your favourite music. You've got some beautiful poems to read while you relax. Nothing is more wonderful.
I am often alone, but never feel lonely. Poetry is like candlelight in the dark, it lights up my mind and calms my soul. William Blake once said: "Hold infinity (无限) in the palm of your hand, and eternity (永恒) in an hour." Poetry is what makes life eternally beautiful.
By Cui Jiacan (崔佳灿), Handan No 1 Middle School, Hebei Province
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