William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

The Rainbow


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 wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2001
Edited: Thursday, May 17, 2001

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