Spring and Fall (into shopping)

The first snow fell today, so I thought this poem, about
the end of fall
would be appropriate.

Spring and Fall
to a young child

by Gerard Manly Hopkins


1Margaret, are you grieving
2Over Goldengrove unleaving?
3Leaves, like the things of man, you
4With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
5Ah! as the heart grows older
6It will come to such sights colder
7By & by, nor spare a sigh
8Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
9And yet you wíll weep & know why.
10Now no matter, child, the name:
11Sorrow’s springs are the same.
12Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
13What héart héard of, ghóst guéssed:
14It is the blight man was born for,
15It is Margaret you mourn for.

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Note in the last couplet that the emphasis is on
"blight" and "Margaret."
The passage of time is a reminder of our
futility and looming, leering mortality.
Margaret is young, and mourns for simple
things now. But life will not improve
as she ages. She will only find deeper,
more crushing things to mourn because
that is the plight of humanity. But, if
Margaret is wise, she will console herself
by shopping, and save money doing with
these awesome 6 sites to save shoppers money.
Blight? What Blight? There is definitely no blight
here...
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