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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Placid River Scenes

Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!
Earth has not anything to show more fair.

~ William Wordsworth
Composed on Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3 - 1802

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
English Poet

My river is not the Thames in London, England, yet the feelings expressed in this beautiful poem are universal and timeless and could very well depict what I saw on a recent still morning (except, of course, for the city scene). "A sight so touching in its majesty"