Understanding Berenice.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Quoted from a wise man, Poe, symbolizing all the little things that define so much. I've never felt like i could relate to anything more than i relate to this inspirational piece of symbolism.

Submitted: April 27, 2010

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"To muse for long unwearied hours with my attention riveted to some frivilous device on the margin, or in the typography of a book;

To become absorbed in the better part of a summers day, in a quaint shadow falling aslant upon the tapestry, or upon the door;

To lose myself for an entire night in watching the steady flame of a lamp, or the embers of a fire;

To dream away whole days over the perfume of a flower;

To repeat monotonously some common word, until the sound, by dint of frequent repetition, ceased to convey any idea whatsoever to the mind;

To lose all sense of motion or physical existance, by means of absolute bodily quiscence long and obstinately perserved in;

-Such were a few of the most common and least pernicious vagaries induced by a condition of the mental faculties, not indeed, altogether unparalled, but certainly bidding defiance to anything like analysis or explanation."


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