William Wordsworth ~ S. M. Hart

Butterfly Visits a Lighthouse 2022

Butterfly Visits a Lighthouse

“A Picture had it been of lasting ease,

Elysian quiet, without toil or strife;

No motion but the moving tide, a breeze,

Or merely silent nature breathing life.

And this huge Castle, standing here sublime,

I love to see the look with which it braves,

Cased in the unfeeling armor of old time,

The lightning, the fierce wind, the trampling waves.”

Elegia Stanzas 1807

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