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Send the occupant of the White House the following poem by W Wordsworth

  • 1.  Send the occupant of the White House the following poem by W Wordsworth

    Posted 02-18-2020 17:32
    Inside of King's College Chapel, Cambridge 

    Tax not the royal Saint with vain expense, 
       With ill-matched aims the Architect who planned-
       Albeit labouring for a scanty band
       Of white-robed Scholars only-this immense
       And glorious Work of fine intelligence!
       Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore
       Of nicely-calculated less or more;
       So deemed the man who fashioned for the sense
       These lofty pillars, spread that branching roof
      Self-poised, and scooped into ten thousand cells,
      Where light and shade repose, where music dwells
      Lingering-and wandering on as loth to die;
      Like thoughts whose very sweetness yieldeth proof
      That they were born for immortality.

    Think he'll get it?

    L Paul Zajfen FAIA RIBA
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  • 2.  RE: Send the occupant of the White House the following poem by W Wordsworth

    Posted 02-19-2020 17:23
    Dear Paul
    Beautiful poem, but  highly doubtful he would get it!!
    Jan

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    Jan Wampler FAIA
    Jamaica Plain MA
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  • 3.  RE: Send the occupant of the White House the following poem by W Wordsworth

    Posted 02-19-2020 18:52
    Concur with Jan - this is well beyond his reading level.

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    Edmond Gauvreau, FAIA
    Washington, DC
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