Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
June 2nd, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 288,562 comments.
Edgar Lee Masters - George Gray

I have studied many times
The marble which was chiseled for me --
A boat with a furled sail at rest in a harbor.
In truth it pictures not my destination
But my life.
For love was offered me and I shrank from its disillusionment;
Sorrow knocked at my door, but I was afraid;
Ambition called to me, but I dreaded the chances.
Yet all the while I hungered for meaning in my life.
And now I know that we must lift the sail
And catch the winds of destiny
Wherever they drive the boat.
To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture
Of restlessness and vague desire --
It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid. 

Share |

Added: Mar 18 2005 | Viewed: 1587 times | Comments and analysis of George Gray by Edgar Lee Masters Comments (338)

George Gray - Comments and Information

Poet: Edgar Lee Masters
Poem: George Gray
Poem of the Day: Oct 30 2011

Comment 338 of 338, added on May 29th, 2015 at 5:58 PM.
BUGZsmxlKxuyoMurVnC

sviuDi You made some nice points there. I did a search on the topic and found most guys will consent with your website.

nick crorkz from Switzerland
Comment 337 of 338, added on May 29th, 2015 at 4:47 AM.
mwfxkNfsPS

LjPSUV Wow, incredible blog structure! How lengthy have you been running a blog for? you make running a blog look easy. The overall look of your web site is excellent, as neatly as the content!

crorkservice from Peru
Comment 336 of 338, added on April 7th, 2015 at 10:04 AM.
LtWtORHZHrhTSrybTY

J04v9E Thanks for the blog post, is there any way I can receive an update sent in an email every time you publish a fresh post?

nick crorkz from Slovakia Republic

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, George Gray, has received 338 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Masters Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links