Inspirations: World Poetry Day

Created by UNESCO in 1999, 21st March has become World Poetry Day. To mark the occasion, L'Occitane has compiled some of its favourite lines of poetry to inspire you. Pens at the ready!
By Mélissa Darré
« Earth, you will smile ; wood , you will like it.
You, the lakes you will be radiant ,
And you will all sing without fearing that I mix
Blasphemy or tears to your sacred concerts. »
Alphonse Daudet, The Lovers (1858)
 
« To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee. And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few. »
Emily Dickinson, To make a prairie (1755)
 
« Nature is a temple in which living pillars 
Sometimes give voice to confused words; 
Man passes there through forests of symbols 
Which look at him with understanding eyes.
»
Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil (1857)
 
« To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour»
William Blake, Auguries of Innocence (1803)
 
« She is the earth, she is the plain, she is the field,
She is dear to all who seed while on the march.
She offers a bed of moss to fathers,
Chilly, she is warmed by an eternal sun,
She laughs, and circles with heaven’s planets turning
Like sisters around the hearth. »
Victor Hugo, The Story of the Ages (1859)
 
« Dawn points, and another day
Prepares for heat and silence. Out at sea the dawn wind
Wrinkles and slides. I am here
Or there, or elsewhere. In my beginning. »
T.S. Eliot, The Four Quarters (1944)

Inspirations: World Poetry Day
Inspirations: World Poetry Day

To mark the occasion, L'Occitane has compiled some of its favourite lines of poetry to inspire you. Pens at the ready! 

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