What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left,
O Let them be left, wildness and wet:
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.
– Gerard Manley Hopkins, from “Inversnaid”
Photos: “Elizabeth’s Hill, Great Mills vic., St. Mary’s County, Maryland,” 1936-37, by Frances Benjamin Johnston via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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