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Poetry Friday: Splendour in the Grass by William Wordsworth

March 16th, 2012 (07:34 am)
thirsty

Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: Cold Case score music

What though the radiance
which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass,
of glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind.
- a portion of Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood by William Wordsworth

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