“Elizabeth’s Hill, Great Mills vic., St. Mary’s County, Maryland,” 1936-37, Frances Benjamin Johnston, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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”
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Beautiful, evocative photos. I remember the Hopkins lines well, but haven’t thought of them in years. Thanks.