William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
(Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood, 175-186)
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.
This movie was on Turner Classic Movies yesterday. It is Warren Beatty’s first film an is 50 years old this year. An Oscar worthy performance by Uncle Warren and Natalie Wood. Directed by Elia Kazan.