A Night-Piece Poem by William Wordsworth

A Night-Piece

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------The sky is overcast
With a continuous cloud of texture close,
Heavy and wan, all whitened by the Moon,
Which through that veil is indistinctly seen,
A dull, contracted circle, yielding light
So feebly spread, that not a shadow falls,
Chequering the ground--from rock, plant, tree, or tower.
At length a pleasant instantaneous gleam
Startles the pensive traveller while he treads
His lonesome path, with unobserving eye
Bent earthwards; he looks up--the clouds are split
Asunder,--and above his head he sees
The clear Moon, and the glory of the heavens.
There, in a black-blue vault she sails along,
Followed by multitudes of stars, that, small
And sharp, and bright, along the dark abyss
Drive as she drives: how fast they wheel away,
Yet vanish not!--the wind is in the tree,
But they are silent;--still they roll along
Immeasurably distant; and the vault,
Built round by those white clouds, enormous clouds,
Still deepens its unfathomable depth.
At length the Vision closes; and the mind,
Not undisturbed by the delight it feels,
Which slowly settles into peaceful calm,
Is left to muse upon the solemn scene.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Tiffany Brodi 14 October 2012

this poem was too long so i didn't read it any recommendations of GOOD poems? ? of course not, nothing like that actually EXISTS! !

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p.a. noushad 13 June 2008

he nerrates the beauty of nature and tells us how nature can inspires us.beautiful.

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John Tiong Chunghoo 24 September 2006

in a few minutes the night sky is blanketed in white not a star twinkle except our bated breath

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Dr Antony Theodore 21 November 2020

At length the Vision closes; and the mind, Not undisturbed by the delight it feels, Which slowly settles into peaceful calm, Is left to muse upon the solemn scene. The greatness o Wordsworth

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Dr Antony Theodore 11 October 2020

Still deepens its unfathomable depth. At length the Vision closes; and the mind, Not undisturbed by the delight it feels, Which slowly settles into peaceful calm, Is left to muse upon the solemn scene. a very fine poem. tony

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toufiq rasel 16 March 2019

spellbound.really a heavy metal rocking in a peacefull silence.

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Jai krishn pareek 12 November 2018

Outstanding william Wordsworth

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Bhagabat Prasad Hotta 29 October 2018

THE POET DESCRIBES THE HAPPINESS MOMENT IN THE NIGHT. SO NICE POEM.

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