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“Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!”   Leave a comment

Cancus Wren-72Cactus Wren in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!
Bird thou never wert,
That from Heaven, or near it,
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated art.

Higher still and higher
From the earth thou springest
Like a cloud of fire;
The blue deep thou wingest,
And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest.

— from To a Skylark by Percy Shelley

Better Than All Measures   Leave a comment

saguaro (1 of 1)-2 On Convas blogGiant Saguaro Cactus, “Better Than All Measures”
— Photo on Canvas by kenne

Better than all measures
Of delightful sound,
Better than all treasures
That in books are found,
Thy skill to poet were, thou scorner of the ground!

Teach me half the gladness
That thy brain must know,
Such harmonious madness
From my lips would flow
The world should listen then, as I am listening now!

— from To A Skylark by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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