1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone or anything.
3. On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the fun! No pressure – nominees are free to decline.
Now, because I’m not great at sticking to a plan, I’m going to throw in an extra quote today because I couldn’t choose between these two and I’ve got a different one lined up for tomorrow! The first is from a poem I’ve always loved:
O talk not to me of a name great in story
The days of our youth are the days of our glory
“All for Love” – Lord Byron
These are the opening lines of a poem which I think is basically saying that he doesn’t care about living to a ripe old age and being well thought of for his great achievements, nothing will ever compare to the feeling of being young and in love. I first read it when I was in my early twenties and totally agreed with him! Not sure if I still do – after all, Byron never experienced the deep satisfaction of pairing his children’s socks! But it’s still a cracking poem.
In the same spirit, my second quote is this:
Of this I am certain you could not be visited by a band of friends half so fine as surround me here
These were the closing words of the last letter which the First World War poet Wilfred Owen wrote to his mother, describing a cheerful company of soldiers smoking, relaxing and preparing their evening meal in what he describes as the “smoky cellar of the Forester’s house” where they were billeted before advancing on enemy lines. He was killed four days later, aged 25, having already written some of the most amazing poetry of the 20th century.
And now, it’s time to nominate three more bloggers to take up the challenge:
These three nominees are some pretty serious readers, so if they decide to take up the challenge I’m very excited to see what quotes they’ll share!