Wow...it reminds me of the feeling....the feeling of being in love and how much one tends to worry about the person you are in love with. i am not sure if it a happy poem, I do not get the feeling the man is happy, it's as if he is complaigning even though he looks forward to seeing Lucy....? ?
Yep, the man was in love....didn't matter what he had to go through to get to his love.
It is such a happy poem and it gives one a relaxed feeling....I can actually imagine myself walking and seeing the daffodils and marvelling at their sight. I like the fact that he mentions the sea....that makes the scenary breathtaking and it does make one realise how everyone needs to just stop and appreciate everything around you...! !
This poem reminds me as a reader that death is just for a little while. He gives the impression that he believes in the second coming of Chirst where everyone dead sould will wake up eternally and there shall be no death. He says to death, it should not be proud because in the end it will be defeated and life or rather living will prevail...that it is only for a little while.
Somehow it is motivating to people who are scared of death like me, though you do have to ask yourself a question whether you will live eternally or burn in hell (of course it depends on religous beliefs) , I am praying for the former.
This is great poem, you can actually feel the anger in Donne's voice...Death, thou shalt die! and he is very sarcastic too...From Rest and Sleep, which but thy picture be,
Much pleasure, then from thee much more must flow;
Could it be that he is saying one should not be scared of death, as it is the almost the same as resting and sleeping so death should be more enjoyable? ?
It is lovely poem and would recommend anyone to read it....! ! !