“…Of inspiration on the humblest lay.”

“Most Sweet It Is”

by William Wordsworth

Most sweet it is with unuplifted eyes
To pace the ground, if path be there or none,

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While a fair region round the traveler lies
Which he forbears again to look upon;

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Pleased rather with some soft ideal scene,
The work of Fancy, or some happy tone

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Of meditation, slipping in between
The beauty coming and the beauty gone,

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If Thought and Love desert us, from that day
Let us break off all commerce with the Muse;

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With Thought and Love companions of our way,
Whate’er the senses take or may refuse,

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The Mind’s internal heaven shall shed her dews
Of inspiration on the humblest lay.

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Photographs were taken on one of the walks within simple places that Julie & I try to do weekly, in search of beauty, inspiration, tranquility and wonder (and photographs worth keeping). It was a beautiful, dewy, cool summer morning at The Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary, maintained by the Audubon Society, in the Waterloo Recreational Area in southern Michigan, USA.

 

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