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Wednesday, April 2, 2008
The dew-bead Gem of earth and sky begotten. -George Eliot
"Every dew-drop and rain-drop had a whole heaven within it."
Thats what I feel whenever i see these tiny water droplets on any surface.
(This post is in continuation to the previous posts "Like the Crystal Drops & "Like The Dew Drops".)
"Dew-drops are the gems of morning, But the tears of mournful eve!" Thats what Samuel Taylor Coleridge described dew drops to be.
I dont find much difference in dew drops and water drops.. Saying scientifically they are of same chemical composition, same water molecules, composed of 2 Hydrogen atoms and 1 oxgyen atom in a well bonded covalent bond. But the description of a poet is always differnet and thats all imaginary and confusing at times to readers like me.
Bailey once complimented them - "Dewdrops, Nature's tears, which she Sheds in her own breast for the fair which die. The sun insists on gladness; but at night, When he is gone, poor Nature loves to weep."
The dew, 'Tis of the tears which stars weep, sweet with joy. ... imaginations have no boundaries. Infact some poet once stated dews to be stars shedding tears with joy. I always wonder though not scientifically possible but yea who can rein a poet's mind..!!
Even more to quote are by Tennyson and Shakespeare.
Lord Alferd Tennyson once quoted " And every dew-drop paints a bow."
Nevertheless the great Shakespeare,in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Fairy at II, i)said " I must go seek some dewdrops here, And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear."
Current Mood: Joyous