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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…

from William Wordsworth poem Ode: Intimations of Immortality 


English: Copy of Ode: Intimations of Immortali...

English: Copy of Ode: Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth and transcribed by Mary Wordsworth in a volume for Coleridge, 1804. Later published in Poems, in Two Volumes (1807). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The title of the film Splendor in the Grass (1961) was taken from the excerpt above. The movie itself was considered a ‘steamy’ film in its day ;).

A fragile Kansas girl’s unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town’s most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.



This post is part of a weekly feature that is hosted by http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/ where Jake provides a word of Inspiration and participants post according to their conception of the word. This Sunday Post word is SPLENDID but I found there were so many SPLENDID things, even though I don’t use the word regularly, that I decided to go with the word SPLENDOR to keep it simple.

Actually, neither word is used in regular speech very often these days and what a pity because when I contemplate either the noun or the adjective the connotations are so very SPLENDID that I my imagination gets carried away in SPLENDOR and that produces a SPLENDOROUS effect that I can carry with me all day. Thanks Jake!

adjective SPLENDID

Definition: luxurious, expensive
Synonyms: baroque, beaming, beautiful, bright, brilliant,costly, dazzling, elegant, fab, fat*, flamboyant,glittering, glowing, gorgeous, grand, grandiose,imposing, impressive, lavish, lustrous, mad*,magnificent, magnifico, marvelous, ornate, plush,posh, radiant, refulgent, resplendent, rich, solidgold, splashy, splendiferous, splendrous,sumptuous, superb, swanky*

Definition: radiance, glory
Synonyms: brightness, brilliance, ceremony, dazzle, display,effulgence, gorgeousness, grandeur, luster,magnificence, majesty, pageant, pomp,refulgence, renown, resplendence, richness,show, solemnity, spectacle, stateliness,sumptuousness