First Love

John Clare

With love so sudden and so sweet,
Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower
And stole my heart away complete.
My face turned pale as deadly pale.
My legs refused to walk away,
And when she looked, what could I ail?
My life and all seemed turned to clay.

And then my blood rushed to my face
And took my eyesight quite away,
The trees and bushes round the place
Seemed midnight at noonday.
I could not see a single thing,
Words from my eyes did start --
They spoke as chords do from the string,
And blood burnt round my heart.

Are flowers the winter's choice?
Is love's bed always snow?
She seemed to hear my silent voice,
Not love's appeals to know.
I never saw so sweet a face
As that I stood before.
My heart has left its dwelling-place
And can return no more
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Main Idea

This poem is about a mans experience falling inlove for the first time. He gives us a visual of how things change in this exact moment. Throughout this poem he explains the toll this experience takes on him. He also explains how breathtaking this women is. He captures the meaning of love at first site.

My reason

I chose this poem because John Clare fully grasp the meaning of being inlove. He makes you feel the way he felt about this girl. He uses simple terms to explain how everything changes around him and within him when he's inlove. I also love how I can picture how he acts when he sees her for the first time because he goes into good detail about the experience.

A Moment Like This-Kelly Clarkson

What if I told you it was all meant to be
Would you believe me, would you agree?
It's almost that feeling we met before
So tell me that you don't think I'm crazy
When I tell you love has come here and now

A moment like this
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this
Some people search forever for that one special kiss
Oh, I can't believe it's happening to me
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this

Everything changes but beauty remains
Something so tender, I can't explain
Well, I may be dreaming but till I awake
Can't we make this dream last forever
And I'll cherish all the love we share

A moment like this
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this
Some people search forever for that one special kiss
Oh, I can't believe it's happening to me
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this

Could this be the greatest love of all
I wanna know that you will catch me when I fall
So let me tell you this
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this.

Connection

The connection between this song and this poem is they both describe a moment. A moment that only comes once in a lifetime. They both explain their feelings in this moment and almost can't believe they are experiencing it. They grasp the meaning of this moment and what they are feeling. Both of these moments they have are about love and truly feeling it for the first time

Poem

It's a feeling you'll never forget

You may even question if it's legit

No matter how hard you try

You can't let this feeling pass by


It starts with butterflies

And you hope it never ends with goodbyes

And then it turns into a happy glow

And you don't want the time with them to go.


People start to notice a difference in you

And yall are beginning to develop something true

They are the only one you think of

It's what they call your first love.

Kelly Clarkson - A Moment Like This