A Girl

Collin Voyles

A Girl by Michael Field

A Girl,

Her soul a deep-wave pearl

Dim, lucent of all lovely mysteries;

A face flowered for heart’s ease,

A brow’s grace soft as seas

Seen through faint forest-trees:

A mouth, the lips apart,

Like aspen-leaflets trembling in the breeze

From her tempestuous heart.

Such: and our souls so knit,

I leave a page half-writ —

The work begun

Will be to heaven’s conception done,

If she come to it.

Main idea

The author of this poem in the first few lines is describing the women he loves. He compares her to a beautiful pearl, a flower, and soft seas. This shows us that he truly does love her. However, he changes the entire stance of his poem when he states in the last part of his poem, "If she come to it". This shows us that he loves her, but she may not entirely love him. The poem then gives us a since of doubt, leaving us wondering wether they are actually in love or not.

Choosing this poem

I chose this poem because I thought for one that the style that it was written in was very interesting. I also thought that this poem would be very easy to relate to. Everyone at some point or another in there life loves someone that doesn't necessarily love them in return. This poem shows that struggle that everyone faces, showing the doubt that is involved when perusing someone that may not love you in return. I feel that the relatable ness of this poem is then main reason I chose it.
Anna Johnson - I Hope You Love Me Someday [Original]

Hope you love me someday by Anna Johnson

If I asked you, would you hold my hand?
If I told you, could we still be friends?
I adore you
There’s nothing left to say
And I, I hope you love me someday

If I called you, would you sit and smile?
Would you daydream and think of me awhile?
I am for you
There’s nothing in our way
And I, I hope you love me someday

We have history, we have memories
And funny scenes
We are meant to be
And I am waiting for you to see

If you loved me, I would keep you safe
I would hold you. We could sleep all day
I adore you
There’s nothing left to say
And I, I hope you love me someday

If you loved me, I would keep you safe
I would hold you. We could sleep all day
I adore you
And there’s nothing left to say
And I, I hope you love me someday
Yes, I, I hope you love me someday

Connections between the poem and song

The reason that the poem and this song share a connection is easy to see. The song and poem both show the same struggle when loving someone. The poet writes about how he loves this girl and how he hopes that maybe she will love him in return. The singer expresses the same idea in her song but in a much simpler way. The title of her song is, " I hope you love me someday", and this shows us the she loves someone deeply but like the poet is unsure if she is loved in return. This shared idea of loving someone but not being loved in return is why this song and poem are so similar.