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   Thanks for the brilliant weather these days that I can enjoy the beautiful sunshine in winter. At noon, besides remembering TEM-8 words and listening to pleasing music, I also ream poems by Yeats, a romantic poet in Ireland.

   Every moment I read his poem, When you are old, lots of mixed feelings crowd into my mind. Sometimes, I may be moved to tears, especially when the rhythm of the song, when you are old, plays. After knowing about Yeatss experience, I have to admit that he is a truly romantic and determined man. The lady and Yeats shared the common ideal and pursuit that is the struggle for the liberation of Ireland. They both possess the character of romance. On the condition, the love as if the water in the valley, flows fast but lonely.

Yeats dared to pursue his dream lover and to express his love for his beloved. Unfortunately, his love was not accepted. Though rejected for numerous times, Yeats still didnt forget his deep love for the dreaming lady. Despite the unpleasant changes after many years, Yeats continued to show his love for the old lady in his fifties, never minding her gray hair and wrinkled face.

When you are old and gray and full of sleep
 And nodding by the fire,take down this book

And slowly read,and dream of the soft look
  Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
 How many loved your moments of glad grace,
 And loved your beauty with love false or true,

But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
 And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,

                 Murmur,a little sadly,how love fled
             And paced upon the mountains overhead
             And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

(BY William Butler Yeats)


These sentences are beautiful and sincere, bringing us a feeling of true love, care and understanding. How many loved your moments of glad grace/ And loved your beauty with love false or true/ But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you/ And loved the sorrows of your changing face I believe that is the deep love that can be told by time. Whatever the result, we still see how powerful the true love is. a man are willing to spend all his lifetime to keep his love for only one lady, never changing regardless of the rush of time.

Lovers would say I love you to his or her beloved most times, but what is love? Probably it is the one who has really experienced that kind of real emotion can have sincere emotion of the appearance. Love is not merely the words, but means more in life. Therefore, never say love to anybody when you havent made the decision.

Anywhere, anytime, referring to love, the Chinese saying(愿得一人心,白首不分离) is my policy. Loving a man is my need, but that doesnt mean I can take a casual attitude towards love, and then let someone to satisfy my need. Rather, I can live my life in a footloose style, but must take love seriously. I ever pursued a man with my sincerity, my determination as well as my perseverance. During that period, all I cared about was not the result, but my attitude and my constant passion for him. I hope I am a lady that is loyal to my beyond like a solid stone, no matter what changes occur to us. 

Only one still loved the sorrows of your changing face regardless of the changes.

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Reply Report JCQ 2016-12-15 16:35
Great time in college is to sit on a playground or in library reading books. The photos do remind me of those wonderful times back in college, a place that witnesses my youth, my passion and my growth.
Reply Report Echo/hanhan 2016-12-21 22:24
JCQ: Great time in college is to sit on a playground or in library reading books. The photos do remind me of those wonderful times back in college, a place ...
yes, I also enjoy reading at leisure time, enjoy every relaxing moment in college. While time passes too fast, there are often some pities on the way. cherish the moment
Reply Report mauriciomunhoz 2017-3-8 11:54
Reply Report Echo/hanhan 2017-4-25 22:41
mauriciomunhoz: beautiful
thank you

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