Greetings dear ones. A happy day to you.
You know I am a hat wearing, Opera loving, poetry quoting cartoon horse (among other things) right? It now seems I have become a blogger. And I have to Gram too. How did that happen?
Well I have something very special to share with you today from a much beloved poet.
I quote an excerpt from the esteemed English poet Matthew Arnold who wrote one of the greatest landscape poems of all time, Dover Beach.
The quote comes from The Forsaken Merman.
Children dear, was it yesterday
(Call yet once) that she went away?
Once she sate with you and me,
On a red gold throne in the heart of the sea,
And the youngest sate on her knee.
She comb’d its bright hair, and she tended it well,
When down swung the sound of a far-off bell.
She sigh’d, she look’d up through the clear green sea;
She said: “I must go, to my kinsfolk pray
In the little grey church on the shore to-day.
‘T will be Easter-time in the world—ah me!
Here’s me in my Lily hat. So very pretty. Sigh.
As you can see, Mrs Farrell chose to adorn this delightful picture hat with a charming lily for Easter. The beautiful trumpet-shaped white flower symbolizes purity, virtue, innocence, hope and life—the spiritual essence of Easter.
Wishing you a lovely day. Come back and see me soon.
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