Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Of Glory In The Flower ...

"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 ..."

 ~ William Wordsworth, "Ode: Intimations of Immortality
                                     from Recollections of Early Childhood"

When I saw these flowers planted near the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania in the waning days of summer last week, it reminded me of these lines from my favorite poem.