William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

My Heart Leaps Up


My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

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  • Chima Njoku Ray (12/18/2013 7:19:00 PM)

    Simple innocence.
    Simply evergreen.
    The simplest things in nature last the longest.
    So is this poem.
    What a great poem.
    Wordsworth's poems are worth the word. (Report) Reply

  • Ted Devirgilis (3/3/2007 11:01:00 PM)

    Come on, poem hunters! Let's not forget the classics. This poem is light, bouyant; that is, until you smack into 'The Child is father of the Man.' A great line that my seventh and eighth graders have fun with. (Report) Reply

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