Quotation by William Wordsworth

What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind.
William Wordsworth (1770–1850), British poet. Intimations of Immortality, l. 178-83, Poems in Two Volumes (1807).

The source for the title of Elia Kazan's movie, Splendor in the Grass, which was released in 1961, based on the original screenplay by William Inge.
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