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heaven in a wildflower

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I’ve pulled out my book of quotations once again.  As a complement to my review of “Rosemary & Thyme,” here are some of the quotations extolling the virtues of nature:

“Give me just a country cottage,

where the soot of ages falls,

And to crown a perfect morning, look!

An English vicar calls!”

 

“The days have slain the days

And the seasons have gone by,

and brought me the Summer again;

And here on the grass I lie

As erst I lay and was glad

Ere I meddled with right and with wrong.” — William Morris’s “The Half of Life Gone”

 

“I sing but as the throstle sings,

Amid the branches dwelling”– Goethe’s “Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship”

 

“Full many a glorious morning have I seen flatter the mountaintops with sovereign eye, kissing with golden face the meadows green, gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy” –Shakespeare’s Sonnet 33

 

Have you a favorite quotation about nature?