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01-21-2009, 12:30 PM
In a recent episode of Crimnial minds at the end Spencer Reed quoted a poem about the loss of a child by Longfellow can anyone tell me what the poem is and where to find it. Thank you

the rifleman
11-17-2009, 05:13 PM
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;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death, In years that bring the philosophic mind.
William Wordsworth (Intimations of Inmortality)
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