To know the heart of every lovely thing

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Beauty forgotten yet is beauty still,
For nothing lovely ever upon earth,
Not Helen's face, nor Alexander's will,
Passing to death, but comes again to birth.

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In some new brain the sleeping dust will waken;
Courage and love that conquered and were done,
Called from a night by thought of man forsaken,
Will know again the gladness of the sun.

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And all things we have known for beauty here,
All little things fugitive and forgot,
Quick blossoms that have fallen year by year,

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Kisses that even the dawn remembered not,
All these are now the judgement that we bring
To know the heart of every lovely thing. 

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--"Amaranth"  by John Drinkwater (1882 - 1937)


  1. Beautiful words, beautiful photos...

  2. Gorgeous blossoms and poem dear Hoover.
    Have a good week!
    xoxoxo ♡

  3. What a wonderful way to start the day. The words and your photographs are gorgeous! Thank you!

  4. You've done it again. What a lovely melding of images and poetry.


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