Saturday, November 8, 2008

Starting of a Brand New Day


And I have felt a presence that disturbs me
with the joy
Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
Of something far more deeply interfused,
Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
And the round ocean and the living air,
And the blue sky, and in the mind of man:
A motion and a spirit, that impels
All thinking things, all objects of all thoughts,
And rolls through all things
.

William Wordsworth, "Lines Composed...Above Tintern Abbey"

7 comments:

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

Beautiful photo and I love the quote. Quite a bit to ponder in those words. Deep words.

Jan said...

I gasped when I saw that picture. How beautiful!

I'm holding these words in my heart and mind today.

I am also so glad you're back!

Rev SS said...

Breathtaking!

Songbird said...

Gorgeous. Have you ever been to Tintern Abbey? It's breathtaking.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That's a beautiful photo. Was it taken around where you live?

I haven't read Wordsworth in so long. This makes me want to revisit him.

Jennifer said...

Songbird: Yes, I visited Tintern Abbey during my Junior Year Abroad in England. Indeed, it's a beautiful place.

Ruth: I think the photo was taken in Ohio...

Barbara B. said...

Woohoo! Glad to see you back again.

Yes, beautiful picture and quote.