William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

A Complaint

Poem by William Wordsworth

There is a change--and I am poor;
Your love hath been, nor long ago,
A fountain at my fond heart's door,
Whose only business was to flow;
And flow it did; not taking heed
Of its own bounty, or my need.

What happy moments did I count!
Blest was I then all bliss above!
Now, for that consecrated fount
Of murmuring, sparkling, living love,
What have I? Shall I dare to tell?
A comfortless and hidden well.

A well of love--it may be deep--
I trust it is,--and never dry:
What matter? If the waters sleep
In silence and obscurity.
--Such change, and at the very door
Of my fond heart, hath made me poor.


Comments about A Complaint by William Wordsworth

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/20/2019 3:32:00 AM)

    " What happy moments did I count
    Blest was I then all bliss above "
    A mind blowing poem penned by the master spirit.(Report)Reply

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  • Hello person (4/5/2019 4:31:00 AM)

    i want to die this is so dispersing and bad 🤧🤧🤧(Report)Reply

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  • Ben Dover (4/5/2019 4:26:00 AM)

    Hmmm, this poem upsets me in many different ways I cannot stand it, I feel attacked by this poem, I HATE IT!(Report)Reply

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  • Leo foster (4/5/2019 4:24:00 AM)

    This poem is don’t read it(Report)Reply

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  • Jeff part (4/5/2019 4:23:00 AM)

    The is it makes me want to die
    It is(Report)Reply

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  • Jeff swift (4/5/2019 4:21:00 AM)

    The is it makes me want to die(Report)Reply

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  • Lucie Summers (4/5/2019 4:15:00 AM)

    I literally hate this it made me cry seven times they should feel ashamed of themselves(Report)Reply

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  • bob fred (4/3/2019 3:34:00 AM)

    it is rubbish and bad because it makes me feel sad(Report)Reply

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  • Shahzeb (9/2/2018 5:49:00 AM)

    I love this website(Report)Reply

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  • Piyush (12/12/2017 9:19:00 AM)

    nice poem I like this poem very good(Report)Reply

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  • Zakir Hussain HaidaryZakir Hussain Haidary (1/10/2017 4:11:00 AM)

    spontaneous overflow(Report)Reply

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  • Rajesh ThankappanRajesh Thankappan (12/25/2014 12:13:00 AM)

    Though the love still exists it has surely lost the sparkle that it previously had when it sprang at the heart's door. Excellent.(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (1/6/2014 9:27:00 PM)

    I love how he compares love as a fountain...then as a well...nice write...(Report)Reply

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  • Mohamad Abbas (10/24/2013 10:20:00 AM)

    nice poem.i like this poem very much.(Report)Reply

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  • Stevie TaiteStevie Taite (4/13/2013 2:08:00 PM)

    Love hinted at and hopefully received, enriching his senses. Then blowing cold. He is still hopeful but mixed with doubt and deep feeling of heartache and loss. No longer feeling the richness of the tingling a of shining new love. Thus feeling poor. Heartache and longing.(Report)Reply

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  • Manuj K. Das (2/10/2012 8:11:00 PM)

    I love this poem. It is becoz most of the meanings of this poem are similar with my situation. Realistic William, classic output.(Report)Reply

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  • Joshua KimJoshua Kim (10/14/2011 2:09:00 AM)

    Very funny poem! But it has a sad story for us, though.(Report)Reply

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  • Mohammad MuzzammilMohammad Muzzammil (12/13/2010 7:52:00 PM)

    A nice poem that is rich in language along with expression and rhymes. I love it very much.(Report)Reply

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  • p.a. noushadp.a. noushad (6/13/2008 8:13:00 AM)

    i feel we can consider him a champion of nature, colourful nerration.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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