• Splendour in the Grass by William Wordsworth

    Posted by Samia, 3 years ago

    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;
    In the primal sympathy
    Which having been must ever be;
    In the soothing thoughts that spring
    Out of human suffering;
    In the faith that looks through death,
    In years that bring the philosophic mind.


    I recently heard this poem in a movie I was watching called Splendor in the Grass. It was repeated twice in there I think. The first time it didn't relate too well with the characters in the movie, but at the end when it was repeated, it was exactly what the protagonist was feeling about the boy that she wanted to marry but never could: "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..." This poem was said after she visits the boy again that she once loved and sees that he has a wife and kid.

    • This is one of the times the poem is recited in the film and the actress gives a brief interpretation of the poem-- watch 2 minutes in

Comments on this post:
  • 3 years ago

    I like it, and I like that there is a video in which is was recited. Althought the teacher was a meanie :P

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  • Samia

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    3 years ago

    Yeah, it's like the teacher wanted her to be the person to recite it. Because everyone in the school knew that the girl reciting it, her boyfriend had just cheated on her with the girl that sits in front of her.

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  • 3 years ago

    Oh, well that explains a lot.
    Teachers...sometimes they can be the meanest.

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