"What though the ..." Quote of William Wordsworth

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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.

William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. Intimations of Immortality, l. 178-83, Poems in Two Volumes (1807). The source for the title of Elia Kazan's movie, Splendor in the Grass, which was released in 1961, based on the original screenplay by William Inge.