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© Saroj Swain

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Endymion is a poem by John Keats first published in 1818. Beginning famously with the line "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever",
The First Stanza Of "Endymion"
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkened ways::
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
'Gainst the hot season; the mid forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink.

18 responses

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    So sweet of you. A wonderful photo with such rich color and great detail !!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    Beautiful dahlias!! Cute little bug too. Thanks, Saroj, you are a friend to all of us!

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    vibrant and lively.!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    a wonderful gift and photo! so nice Saroj. Thank you!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    Thank you.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    Thank you and such a lovely photo for us!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    A beautiful gift! So well done!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    hea talvel lumisel ajal vaadata-ilus

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (12 Jan 2012):

    Superb!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (12 Jan 2012):

    Thank you for this dedication, Saroj! I love those bi-colored dahlias!! Let's hear it for the jpg meet-up in India!!!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (14 Jan 2012):

    Thank you, Saroj, very beautiful !

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Jan 2012):

    thanks, saroj, this is a super shot.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Jan 2012):

    this is gorgeous. Thank you, Saroj!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    Thank you for thinking of all of us my sweet friend.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2012):

    You are such a thoughtful and sweet person, Saroj! This flower is exquisite, and I thank you for sharing it with all your friends here on JPG. I agree with Don, that is a very cute little spider (I think it's a spider.:)) Sending you and your dear family a thousand happy wishes for good health, joy, and peace in your lives!!!!

  • Page L.

    Page L. said (17 Jan 2012):

    Gratz:)

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    Thank you!!

  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (11 Feb 2012):

    Gorgeous flower and beautiful poem... Very touching :)

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