Elevated Thoughts

“I have felt
A presence that disturbs me with the joy
Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
Of something far more deeply interfused,
Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
And the round ocean and the living air,
And the blue sky, and in the mind of man.”

– William Wordsworth

A few minutes spent in the aid of a stranded fawn yesterday reminded me of the presence that disturbs, nay, fills me with the joy of elevated thoughts. Her beautiful colors, innocent eyes and tender nature beckoned me to the sense sublime so wonderfully painted by Wordsworth.

Perhaps a photo of her will do the same for you.


11 thoughts on “Elevated Thoughts

  1. Teryl Worster

    Our true nature is revealed in thIs poem and in your words. We are meant as human beings to provide, protect and preside over the Earth and all it’s life forms. The photo is a great reminder of the joy and awe inherent in out surroundings! Thanks!


  2. Zach

    What a beautiful photo! Sometimes it seems we see so little of the “hidden” beauty of nature, and the beauty that we do see we get desensitized to when we see it on a daily basis. Seeing such amazing animals like this can really help us see the world around us with new eyes.


  3. Ricardo B.

    Magnifique! The sublime is like an envelope that shrouds your whole self with a feeling of exquisite care that comes where there is a true sense of the sacred. The innocent eyes of the young are most certainly inviting!


  4. Coco

    How lovely! Sometimes I find myself filled with awe at the beauty around me. Wordsworth’s poem and your picture are apt illustrations of those kind of moments. Thanks for sharing!


    1. Gregg Hake

      I helped her back to the woods in the hopes that she would hide there and not out in the open until her mother returned. I’ll let you know if I see her around again!


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