A Complaint Poem by William Wordsworth

A Complaint

Rating: 2.8


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 OF THE POEM
Manuj K. Das 10 February 2012

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

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Joshua Kim 14 October 2011

Very funny poem! But it has a sad story for us, though.

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p.a. noushad 13 June 2008

i feel we can consider him a champion of nature, colourful nerration.

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Mohammad Muzzammil 13 December 2010

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

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* Sunprincess * 06 January 2014

I love how he compares love as a fountain...then as a well...nice write...

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Varsha M 22 February 2021

This is a beautiful complaint. 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....profound reflection. So well penned.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 22 August 2020

Of murmuring, sparkling, living love, What have I? Shall I dare to tell? A comfortless and hidden well.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 20 June 2019

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

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Hello person 05 April 2019

i want to die this is so dispersing and bad ??????

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Ben Dover 05 April 2019

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

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