Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Splendor in the Grass

The other day I caught the old movie Splendor in the Grass with Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty and have not been able to let it go.  I absolutely love the last part where Natalie, in the character of Deanie, recites lines of the William Wordsworth poem: 

That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.

You know I would like this said at my leaving this world, morbid as that sounds I just love these words and they don't seem to want to leave me this week.  It is also only a part of a very long poem with stanzas.  I find these words so beautiful and strong, don't you agree. 


Flea said...

Finding strength in what remains behind. I love that. So often we find bitterness as a result of being left, rejected, torn apart. Finding strength is good. Thank you.

Ash said...

I think it's perfect for a service. Things do remain behind. That is sometimes forgotten during those early days of mourning. A comforting thought, for me, for sure.

(LOVE that movie)

Kellyology said...

Love, love, love that movie. I may have to netflix it now. Great quote.