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micky brown
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Coming soon -

A new mosaic will be installed at the beginning of the park in place of the one that is now getting into disrepair.

Will let you know as soon as work has begun on the installation. The theme is as below but we have changed the spelling of Stedfast to steadfast.


“Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art”

BY JOHN KEATS

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art—

Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night

And watching, with eternal lids apart,

Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,

The moving waters at their priestlike task

Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,

Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask

Of snow upon the mountains and the moors—

No—yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,

Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,

To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,

Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,

Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,

And so live ever—or else swoon to death.

June 17, 2018 at 7:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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