Backwards Glance

Author: Anna Russell / Labels:

Innocence cannot be recognised
by the innocent.
Only those who mourn its passing
are rendered wistful in its presence.

Anna Russell


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Matt said...

"Are we to look at cherry blossoms only in full bloom, the moon only when it is cloudless? To long for the moon while looking on the rain, to lower the blinds and be unaware of the passing of the spring -- these are even more deeply moving. Branches about to blossom or gardens strewn with faded flowers are worthier of our admiration."

Essays in Idleness

Nice poem! Thank you!