Quote of the Week

“In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter,
Long ago.”

To read the full poem: Poetry Foundation.

Christina Georgina Rossetti [1830-1894]

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955. Pages 649-650.

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Quote of the Week

“There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
The earth, and every common sight,
To me did seem
Appareled in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.
It is not now as it hath been of yore;-
Turn wheresoe’er I may,
By night or day,
The things which I have seen I now can see no more.”

“Ode: Intimations of Immortality, from Recollections of Early Childhood.” Stanza 1.

William Wordsworth [1770-1850]

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations” by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company, 1955. Page 408.

To read the full poem: Poetry Foundation.

Quote of the Week

“When from our better selves we have too long
Been parted by the hurrying world, and droop,
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
How gracious, how benign, is Solitude.”

“The Prelude,” “Summer Vacation,” Book IV, Lines 354-357.

William Wordsworth [1770-1850]

From, Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955. Page 404.

To read the full poem: Your Daily Poem.