Friday, November 20, 2009

On Dole Valley Bridge

My previous post showed pictures from Dole Valley Bridge it has been a place to go for peace, splendor, healing and just to stop for a moment and catch your breath in this fast paced world we all call Home. The poem below by William Wordsworth (1770-1850) speaks to such feelings for me, hope you enjoy these thoughts.

Composed upon Westminster Bridge

Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theaters, and temples lie
Open unto fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendor, valley, rock, or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will;
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!


woodlandwanderings said...

Lovely, lovely post. I'm also thankful for so many of the things you mentioned. Your beautiful woodland is surely feeling the love..well on the way to becoming a official botanical sanctuary now! Many Green Blessings friend!