The Hour of Glory

“Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; we will grieve not….”

William Wordsworth

Ode. “Splendour in the Grass” from  Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood,  “Splendour in the Grass,” stanza 10 (c. 1802-1803).

20 responses

  1. Clean and beautiful…pure.

    May 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm

  2. Love the WHITENESS with the dark leaves……really gorgeous!

    Pam and Sam

    May 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    • Thank you, Pam. Yes, this flower was so splendidly creamy white amid the rich green leaves.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:49 am

  3. It’s a painting. It’s a beautiful painting. Ah, and “find strength in what remains behind”.

    May 25, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    • Thank you, George. I knew you’d be the one to complete the verse! 🙂

      May 26, 2012 at 11:50 am

  4. What a beauty. I really like this photo and the flower. The white is so pure and true. Great!

    May 25, 2012 at 3:37 pm

  5. Gorgeous!

    May 25, 2012 at 5:47 pm

  6. To my mind, the Wordsworth poem that you quoted is one of the greatest ever written. Nature photographers are always looking to record that splendor in the grass.

    Steve Schwartzman

    May 26, 2012 at 4:24 am

    • Yes, the Wordsworth poem is absolutely splendid, and you are one of the rare photographers who actually succeeds in capturing the splendor in the grass. Thank you for that!

      May 26, 2012 at 11:53 am

  7. Ahh, so beautiful. What a majestic looking flower. So elegant and resrained.

    May 26, 2012 at 5:58 am

    • Thank you, Ashley. I’m so glad the majesty I saw in the flower comes through in the photograph. That makes me very happy.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:54 am

  8. Une définition visuelle du mot beauté

    May 26, 2012 at 9:32 am

  9. Esto es una pintura! preciosa!!

    May 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm

  10. elmediat

    An excellent composition plus a quotation from Wordsworth. 🙂

    If all the people knew and valued Wordsworth instead of Walmart, we would have abetter world.

    May 27, 2012 at 2:38 am

  11. Melanie, this is a classic. Exquisite composition, crystal clarity. Superb.

    May 28, 2012 at 1:11 am

  12. Great shot…perfectly exposed

    May 31, 2012 at 8:08 am

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