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06/08/2017

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https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/45527

"Of sportive wood run wild: these pastoral farms,
Green to the very door; and wreaths of smoke
Sent up, in silence, from among the trees! "

"In hours of weariness, sensations sweet,
Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart;
And passing even into my purer mind
With tranquil restoration:—feelings too
Of unremembered pleasure: such, perhaps,
As have no slight or trivial influence
On that best portion of a good man's life, "

"That in this moment there is life and food
For future years. And so I dare to hope,
Though changed, no doubt, from what I was when first
I came among these hills"

"In nature and the language of the sense
The anchor of my purest thoughts, the nurse,
The guide, the guardian of my heart, and soul
Of all my moral being. "

The decayed mill reminds me of Wordsworth's poem "Tintern Abbey ", in which the poet's visit to this decayed structure serves as
inspiration for reflections on immortality and nature.
I intuit that you boys are experiencing fatigue. Sic transit senectitudine. Hang in there. You have much to vaunt about.
Carl

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